January 30, 2020

Guest chef dinners to be held on February 11 & 12 and March 26 & 27

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, January 30, 2020 – To kick off the 2020 Guest Chef Dinner SeriesAcqualina Resort & Residences is delighted to welcome Michelin-starred Chef Giuseppe Stanzione of Hotel Santa Caterina located along the stunning Amalfi Coast for collaborative dinners on February 11 & 12, 2020 and Michelin-starred Chef Domingo Schingaro of Borgo Egnazia, Puglia on Italy’s Adriatic Sea on March 26 & 27, 2020. The award-winning chefs will join Il Mulino Executive Chef Michele Mazza to present exclusive Four Hands Dinners at AQ by Il Mulino.

Guests will have an opportunity to delight in intriguing menus beginning with a champagne reception at 7pm followed by a four-course dinner with perfectly paired wines. Inside the elegant AQ by Il Mulino, the chefs will guide guests through a culinary experience destined to be quite extraordinary.

The special four-course menus with wine pairings and champagne reception are each priced at $95 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For reservations, call 305.466.9191 or email egiordano@ilmulino.com.

For guests wishing to stay overnight at Acqualina Resort, rates are from $992 per night.

AQ Restaurant by Il Mulino is located at Acqualina Resort & Residences, 17875 Collins Avenue. Dinner is served from 5:30pm to10pm seven days a week and AQ Bar is opened from 11am to 11pm. Valet parking, all major credit cards accepted. For more information, visit acqualinaresort-site.dev.nextguest.com.

About Hotel Santa Caterina and Chef Giuseppe Stanzione

Owned and managed by the Gambardella family for more than four generations, Hotel Santa Caterina opened in 1904 as a humble guest house and has since transformed into one of the Amalfi Coast’s oldest grand hotels. The property is immersed in green, lush grounds, where guests can explore and discover a variety of trees and shrubs typical of the Mediterranean.

Born in Salerno, Italy, Chef Giuseppe Stanzione is the Executive Chef of Al Mare and Glicine restaurants, the latter awarded a Michelin star by the 2020 Michelin Guide. His cuisine embodies local recipes and Mediterranean flavors creating balanced, elegant and innovative dishes. Prior to Hotel Santa Caterina, Chef Stanzione worked extensively throughout Italy and abroad in California, Australia, China and Thailand. After returning to Italy, he expanded his experience working in the kitchens of Convivio Troiani in Rome and Restaurant Arquade in San Pietro in Cariano. In 2011, he became the head of the kitchen at Le Trabe Restaurant in Capaccio-Paestum, where he received his first Michelin star.

About Borgo Egnazia and Chef Domingo Schingaro

Borgo Egnazia is located in Savelletri di Fasano, in Puglia, where the hills of the Itria Valley gently fall away to the blue Adriatic Sea. Nestled amongst millennial-old olive trees, this multi-award-winning property is inspired by the shapes, materials and colors of a typical Puglian village. All year round, through every season, Borgo Egnazia embodies a different concept of hospitality and well-being based on local, authentic experiences in the incomparable beauty of the Puglian countryside.

Chef Domenico Schingaro, better known as Domingo, was born in Bari in 1980. He joined Borgo Egnazia as Executive Chef in 2016 and oversees the gourmet restaurant Due Camini. After obtaining his hospitality training in Italy, Chef Schingaro worked and traveled extensively throughout Europe in such places as the Grosvenor House Le Meridien in London. After, he returned to Italy and became part of the kitchen team of the historical “Antico Buoi Rossi” restaurant in Alessandria. In 2014, he worked with Andrea Ribaldone and co-managed the new edition of the restaurant, now called I Due Buoi, which was awarded a Michelin star in 2015. In the same year, Chef Schingaro became Resident Chef alongside Andrea Ribaldone at Milan Expo’s Identità Expo San Pellegrino restaurant in collaboration with Magenta Bureau.

About Acqualina Resort & Residences
Acqualina Resort & Residences is a place where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort & Residences features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residences with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class dining including Il Mulino New York, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious meeting rooms and an innovative marine biology-based children’s program. A variety of lavish interior and exterior venues provide an ideal background for opulent weddings and memorable events. Acqualina Spa by ESPA, the first ESPA-branded spa in the United States, provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of excellence and relaxation. A family owned and operated property, Acqualina is a recipient of the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Awards for both the hotel and spa and the AAA Five Diamond Award.

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