Food with a View: New Life at Navio in The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Ritz-Carlton bagpipes at sunset

Published October 3, 2022, in my The Bold Italic column:

This week I veer from reviewing a San Francisco restaurant South to the Ritz-Carlton’s signature restaurant Navio. With this summer’s promotion of Chilean-born chef Roberto Riveros from executive sous chef to executive chef over all the resort’s culinary operations (restaurants, banquets, in-room dining), alongside Navio chef de cuisine Francisco Simón, Riveros has run or cooked in kitchens from Santiago to Hong Kong, including six years at three Michelin-star Lasarte in Barcelona. Simón cooked Michelin-starred restaurants throughout Spain, including being head chef of Enoteca Paco Pérez in Barcelona, and Navio is his first cooking venture in the states. Together they are changing up the kitchen at Navio.

Article here

Navio amuse bouche on glassware made by a local artist

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Navio brunch crab claws
The Conservatory ahi tuna
Ocean Terrace crab artichoke dip