Montage Kapalua Bay Launches Immersive In-Residence Culinary Experience with Newly Appointed Chef Riko BartolomeThe highly acclaimed chef returns to Montage Kapalua Bay to lead guests through private culinary experiences with “The Chef’s Table in Your Residence” program
June 1, 2021 (Maui, Hawaii) – Montage Kapalua Bay is thrilled to take guests on a private culinary journey through its new “Chef’s Table in Your Residence” with two immersive experiences both guided by newly appointed In-Residence Chef, Riko Bartolome. “The Chef’s Table in Your Residence,” is a new one-of-kind culinary program on the menu at Montage Kapalua Bay. Guests can choose to have a fine dining evening, complete with fully customizable degustation style menus with live music and wine pairings or an open bar in the comfort of their residence, or enlist Chef Riko Bartolome to demonstrate a heritage cooking class, where he will teach guests how to make some of Hawaii’s most beloved dishes in the comfort of their in-residence kitchen.
“The Chef’s Table in Your Residence” was designed for guests ready to embrace fine dining and connection, in the comfort of their own space with family and friends. This new offering compliments Montage Kapalua Bay’s in-residence luau, an intimate, up-close event launched at the end of 2020, performed for guests’ Ohana on their residence lanais.
Chef Bartolome, who will lead each experience, originally joined Montage Kapalua Bay in spring 2014 and served as opening executive chef. As an award-winning professional, Chef Bartolome has traveled the US representing the James Beard House and as the face of Maui at several events. Renowned for his signature Asian-fusion style, Chef Bartolome brings over 30 years of culinary experience to his new position of In- Residence Chef.
“We are all very excited to welcome back Chef Riko Bartolome to Montage Kapalua Bay, and to roll out our new “Chef’s Table in Your Residence” for a culinary experience that guests won’t find anywhere else,” said Matt Bailey, general manager of Montage Kapalua Bay. “Chef Bartolome’s focus on island-inspired cuisine, ensures guests a fine dining experience to remember, with culinary excellence and entertainment to turn every meal into an event.”
Guests can enjoy “The Chef’s Table in Your Residence” two ways:
- For an over-the-top restaurant experience in your residence, curate a menu of up to a dozen dishes created by Chef Bartolome and his team for two to 12 guests in Montage’s spacious residences. Fully customized menus include small plates and local ingredients. Much like a favorite restaurant, this private event also comes with live musical entertainment, wine pairings with each course, or an open bar. (Starting at $2,000 for a couple, not including the nightly residence rate)
- Participate in a heritage-cooking class to learn all about Hawaiian dishes and learn about the culture behind some of Hawaii’s most treasured dishes. Sample menus include interactive cooking demonstrations to make poke, poi and lomi-lomi, fashioned from locally sourced ingredients and culinary techniques. Along with cooking demonstrations, guests will receive recipes to make the same dishes in their home kitchens. (Starting at $800 for a group or a family off our, price for additional guests varies; not including the nightly residence rate)
For more information on Montage Kapalua Bay or “The Chef’s Table in Your Residence” experience, please visit www.montagehotels.com/kapaluabay. For Chef Riko Bartolome’s headshot, download here.
About Montage Kapalua Bay
The 24-acre Montage Kapalua Bay is set beachfront atop picturesque Kapalua Bay in Maui, Hawaii. The intimate resort features 70 Residences, Grand Residences, Signature Residences, and privately owned Montage Residences ranging from one to four bedrooms with spacious living rooms, large private lanais, fully equipped kitchens, elegant master suites and luxurious bathrooms with designs that beautifully reflect the resort’s island heritage. The resort showcases the Hawaiian lifestyle with a multi-tiered lagoon pool which cascades down the center of the resort, four restaurants and bars including, signature restaurant Cane & Canoe; Montage’s signature children’s program, Paintbox, over 28,000-sq. ft. of outdoor event space and an intimate room for indoor meetings and functions. The 40,000-sq. ft. Spa Montage harnesses the essence of Hawaii with an exceptional palette of spa therapies, beauty treatments and wellness offerings inspired by the tropical surroundings. Montage Kapalua Bay is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ worldwide collection. For more information, follow @montagekapalua or visit www.montagehotels.com/kapaluabay.
About Montage Hotels & Resorts
Montage Hotels & Resorts is the ultra-luxury hospitality management company founded by Alan J. Fuerstman. Designed to serve the affluent and discerning traveler and homeowner, the company features an artistic collection of distinctive hotels, resorts, and residences. Each Montage property offers comfortable elegance, a unique sense of place and spirit, impeccable hospitality and memorable culinary, spa and lifestyle experiences. The portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences includes: Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Montage Los Cabos, Montage Healdsburg, and Montage Big Sky. Opening in 2024 is Montage Cay. Montage Hotels & Resorts is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information, follow @montagehotels or visit www.montagehotels.com.