Celebrity chefs Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud to host extravagant dinner at Montage Laguna Beach – Orange County Register
Montage Laguna Beach has hosted numerous galas featuring culinary talent from around the country.
But, come Oct. 23, the resort plans to outdo itself with a culinary dinner featuring Michelin-honored and James Beard Award-winning chefs led by the legendary Thomas Keller.
The chef and founder of French Laundry in Napa Valley and Per Se in Manhattan, along with Studio executive chef Craig Strong and French chef Daniel Boulud, are lending their talents to benefit the ment’or BKB Foundation. The organization supports young culinary professionals pursuing excellence in America.
Chefs Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud. Courtesy Robb Report
Headlined by mentor founders and culinary icons Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller and Jérôme Bocuse, the gala dinner kicks off three days of fine dining and golf presented by the annual Robb Report Culinary Masters October 23 to 25. Among the chefs joining Chef Strong in Studios kitchen will be Matthew Peters, the victor for Team USA at this years Bocuse dOr competition held in Lyon, France; Gavin Kaysen, a former James Beard Rising Star Chef and current chef/owner of Spoon and Stable in Minneapolis; William Bradley, four-time James Beard Award nominee and current director/executive chef of Addison in San Diego; and Paul Bartolotto, chef/owner of Bartolotto Restaurants. (Courtesy Robb Report)
Since 2009, Executive Chef Craig Strong has helmed dining at the Studio restaurant. Under his leadership, Studio has achieved a coveted Forbes Five-Star Rating for the last five years and has earned Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, among other industry recognitions. Strong is the force behind the ever-changing à la carte menus, multi-course chef’s tasting menus and private dinners at the elegant Chef’s Table. (Courtesy Montage)
Studio executive chef Craig Strong is the force behind the ever-changing à la carte menus, multi-course chef’s tasting menus and private dinners at the elegant Chef’s Table. Strong served as chef de cuisine at…