Salt Chef Okan Kizibayir will host an extraordinary wine dinner collaboration with former colleague Chef Thomas Seifried of Blue Restaurant by Eric Ripert at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Okan served as Seifried’s Sous Chef for six years before joining Ripert’s 3-Michelin Star restaurant, Le Bernardin in New York City. Okan joined AAA Five Diamond Salt at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island in February, 2021. Together, Chefs Okan and Thomas hosted Ripert’s esteemed annual Cayman Cookout a four day gathering of celebrity chefs offering unique epicurean experiences.
Chefs Okan and Thomas will reunite at Salt to present a collaborative five-course dinner with wines matched by their former colleague at Blue, sommelier Michael Kennedy. During their two years together they perfected the wine pairing at the resort dedicating time to discuss the intricate characteristics of the Blue’s dishes and sauces then paired with wines selected by Kennedy. Kennedy left Blue to start Vin Fraiche Wine Group with four wineries located in Napa Valley, Oregon, Bordeaux and Tuscany.
Cost is $315 per person. Call (904 )277-1087 to make reservations.