Chatham Bars Inn Summer Chefs Guest SeriesMarch 26, 2019
CHATHAM BARS INN UNVEILS SUMMER GUEST CHEF SERIES LINEUP
The Cape Cod Resort Continues to Enrich its Culinary Programming as it Hosts Top Chefs from
Around the Country this June to August
Chatham, MA – March 11, 2019 –Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod’s quintessential luxury resort, kicks off summer with a noteworthy line-up of culinary events featuring prolific national guest chefs who will prepare exclusive menus in the spectacular coastal New England setting. Utilizing freshly-caught seafood and produce from the resort’s eight-acre farm, the upcoming events will fuse each chef’s different cooking styles, techniques, and backgrounds with Cape Cod’s unique local fare, presenting both entirely new dishes and innovative spins on classic local favorites.
“Chatham Bars Inn is honored to host such an incredible lineup of chefs for this summer’s Guest Chef Series. First and foremost, it is a rare and delightful experience for our guests and locals to be able to experience food creations from some of the most accomplished and forward-thinking chefs in our country,” said Executive Chef Anthony Cole. “Our staff, including myself, welcome these highly-talented chefs as they will undoubtedly showcase new ways to approach and utilize the Cape’s bounty, in turn enriching our own knowledge and understanding of how to we can better use the local ingredients we use on a daily basis.”
To evoke the natural setting of Cape Cod, the exclusive events will be located outdoors. The Summer Guest Chef Series will cost $95 per person and $130 with two selected wine pairings. Reservations will open March 28, 2019. To reserve, please call 508.945.0096 or visit www.ChathamBarsInn.com for more information. Advance reservations are essential and there will be limited availability.
Upcoming chefs featured at the Chatham Bars Inn Summer Guest Chef Series include:
June 26 – Chef Mike Price, The Clam, New York, NY
Mike Price is the chef and co-owner of The Clam, a seafood restaurant located in Manhattan's iconic West Village, and its sister restaurant, Market Table. Price’s restaurants have received critical and popular acclaim, and have been celebrated in outlets such as Food & Wine, Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times., NBC's The Today Show, and CBS This Morning. Price’s Maryland upbringing in a small town on the Chesapeake Bay plays an integral role in his culinary philosophy: authentic, simply prepared, fresh seafood...usually with at least a dash of Old Bay.
July 3 – Chef Tyler Anderson, Millwright’s Restaurant, Simsbury, CT; The Cook & The Bear, Hartford, CT; Porrón & Piña, Hartford, CT
Chef Tyler Anderson is a nationally renowned chef nominated for The Best Chef Northeast award from The James Beard Foundation for the past six years and a former Top Chef contestant from Season 15 of Bravo’s hit show. In 2012, Chef Anderson opened Millwright’s Restaurant in Simsbury where he serves up seasonally-inspired cuisine. At The Cook & The Bear, he feeds a regular crowd of devotees, commandeering an entire corner of West Hartford’s Blue Back Square. His newest project, Porrón & Piña is a Spanish-inspired, tapas-style restaurant complete with wine room and ham bar, while the restaurant’s sister bar, Bar Piña harkens back to Hartford’s heyday with its colonial, parlour-style and signature crafted cocktails.
July 10 – Chef Andy Husbands, The Smoke Shop, Cambridge/Boston/Somerville, MA
Chef Andy Husbands is the award-winning chef, author, and Pit Master behind The Smoke Shop, Boston’s acclaimed barbecue restaurant and 2018 winner of Best Barbecue from Boston Magazine and The Improper Bostonian. Currently with three locations, Chef Husbands is “smoking” the competition. With a career spanning nearly 30 years in the restaurant industry, he serves as one of the city’s most celebrated culinary leaders and foremost authority on regional Barbecue and live-fire cooking in New England.
July 17 – Chef Michael Scelfo, Alden & Harlow, Waypoint, The Longfellow Bar, Cambridge, MA
Chef Michael Scelfo’s career path has never been a linear one – twists, turns and many travels in between have brought him to this moment, in which he has been widely recognized by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Condé Nast Traveler for his culinary prowess. At his first restaurant Alden & Harlow, Chef Scelfo extended the concept of the domestic kitchen table into his first owned and operated restaurant. His second project, Waypoint, reflects his forward-thinking approach to coastally-inspired fare, marrying his time spent along the Atlantic and Pacific shores. Opened in 2019, The Longfellow Bar is a neighborhood bar and restaurant that features bar food that is intended to be passed and shared, allowing guests the opportunity to become immersed in a relaxed and tactile approach to eating.
July 24 – Tatiana Rosana, Outlook Kitchen & Lookout Rooftop Bar, Boston, MA
A first-generation Cuban-American, Chef Tatiana Rosana grew up in Miami in a traditional Cuban family where food always took center stage. Today, Chef Rosana is the Executive Chef of The Envoy Hotel. Inspired by her wife’s Korean heritage, her own Cuban background, French training and New England experience, Chef Rosana is guided by her curiosity and openness to new cuisines. Since joining The Envoy Hotel, she has competed on The Food Network’s Chopped and Chopped Champions winning twice and earning the title of two-time Chopped Champion.
July 31 – Chef Kevin Sbraga, Sbraga Consulting, Philadelphia, PA
Justly renowned as a culinary innovator, Chef Kevin Sbraga brings exceptional creativity experience to the kitchen. Known for his winning turn on Season 7 of Bravo’s hit Top Chef, he is also an inventive executive chef who has helmed some the Philadelphia area’s most exciting restaurants of the past 10 years. Today, Chef Sbraga serves as Principal of Sbraga Consulting, in addition to serving as the Executive Director of Culinary for the Fitler Club, a members-only lifestyle club. His ongoing work builds on the excellent reputation he earned for his thoughtful cooking at Sbraga, his first restaurant, opened in 2011, and his critically acclaimed subsequent venue, The Fat Ham.
August 7 – Chef Michael Schlow, Schlow Restaurant Group including Tico, Boston, MA; Alta Strada, Wellesley, MA
With restaurants throughout the country, James Beard Award-Winning Chef Michael Schlow is one of the most influential and respected chef and restaurateurs in America today. His ability to capture a variety of global cuisines and techniques has led to appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, CBS This Morning, Nightline, and The Food Network. Chef Schlow and the Schlow Restaurant Group own and operate a number of restaurants in Washington DC, Connecticut, Los Angeles, and Boston with plans to open additional restaurants in Detroit and Boston.
August 14 – Chef Rebecca Arnold, Whole Heart Provisions, Allston and Cambridge, MA
In 2013, Chef Rebecca Arnold joined the opening team at Chef Michael Scelfo’s Alden & Harlow in Cambridge, MA as Sous Chef, where she worked for over a year learning to prepare flavorful, veggie-forward dishes. She then left to take a position as a line cook at Sarma in Somerville, MA to further experiment with new spices and techniques. In 2015, Chef Arnold and her partner James DiSabatino presented a concept to the MassChallenge startup accelerator program for a fast-casual vegetable-forward restaurant using high quality ingredients and won, creating Whole Heart Provisions. Today, the award-winning Whole Heart Provisions operates out of their Allston, MA kitchen, with two additional Cambridge locations located on Massachusetts Avenue near MIT’s campus, and within Harvard University’s Smith Campus Center.
August 21 – Chef Tony Messina, UNI, Boston, MA
Chef Tony Messina’s culinary background was built upon experience gathered in some of Boston’s top restaurants, including Alta Strada, Menton, among others. Long a fan of Japanese cuisine and its nuanced artistry, Chef Messina joined AKA Bistro in 2011. In 2012, he moved onto UNI where he was named Sashimi Chef. In 2017, Chef Messina was named a semifinalist in the James Beard Awards’ Best Chef: Northeast category and in 2018 he was named a Best Chef: Northeast nominee. Also, in 2018, Boston Magazine named Chef Messina Best Outstanding Chef and UNI was ranked Number One in Boston Magazine’s coveted 50 Best Restaurants issue.
August 28 – Chef Colin Lynch, Bar Mezzana, Shore Leave, No Relation, Boston, MA
In June 2016, Chef Colin Lynch opened Bar Mezzana, located in Boston's South End; since its inception, the restaurant has received rave reviews. In 2018, Colin and his team opened Shore Leave, a subterranean neighborhood tiki bar and restaurant which draws inspiration from the layered flavors and textures the team would crave if awarded their own tropical island vacation. Tucked away down a narrow hallway at the back of Shore Leave, Chef Lynch and his team opened No Relation, a nine-seat, secret sushi restaurant nestled within the tiki bar, where the inventive omakase menu, Japanese technique, and Colin’s creative interpretation are presented each evening over approximately 14 courses.
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ABOUT CHATHAM BARS INN:
Chatham Bars Inn is one of Cape Cod’s most beloved and storied destinations for family vacations, romantic getaways, and corporate retreats. First opened as a luxury hunting lodge for wealthy Bostonians in 1914, today it is a full-service resort with 217 individually decorated rooms and suites, endless recreational options, exceptional dining, exclusive spa and an eight-acre farm. Chatham Bars Inn has undergone a $100-million renovation that has retained the Inn’s turn-of-the-century charm and breezy, seaside ambience while adding all the comforts and luxuries associated with luxury living. It is located on its own quarter-mile private beach just a short stroll from Chatham, one of the most historic and picturesque villages on the Cape. Chatham Bars Inn was recognized by Conde Nast Traveler's "Readers' Choice Awards" in 2018 and was recognized by Boston Weddings Magazine for “Best Cape Cod Wedding Venue” in 2018. Additionally, Chatham Bars Inn was recently awarded several accolades by the Massachusetts Lodging Association including “Community Service Leader of the Year” for 2018 for its ongoing commitment to protecting the local environment and “Innovative Hotel of the Year” for its spa products utilizing produce sourced from the farm. For reservations visit www.chathambarsinn.com or call 800-527-4884.