Haute Cuisine to be Held in Bal Harbour Village

Transforming into an unparalleled gastronomic destination, Bal Harbour Village announces the launch of Haute Cuisine, an event that introduces guests to the mouth-watering talents of six of the world’s most celebrated chefs who, among them, have been awarded nine Michelin stars. Created in Switzerland in 2015, this yearly experience in the Swiss Alps has been a sought-after gourmet experience, and now the organizers have chosen Bal Harbour to launch the North American version.

Haute Cuisine Bal Harbour brings together internationally recognized chefs who will share their culinary passions with food lovers in carefully curated interactive cooking classes and intimate theme-based dinners with bespoke menus of tantalizing dishes. There are 10 different experiences and they’ll begin after a welcome cocktail reception Wednesday evening in the Bal Harbour Shops’ iconic Center Courtyard.

Chef Thierry Drapeau

Following the reception, guests can attend the Fashion-Themed Dinner at Le Zoo, a French restaurant, spearheaded by famed restauranteur Stephen Starr. The globally inspired menu will be crafted by Chefs Jacques Pourcel, Thierry Drapeau and Alain Caron hailing from France and the Netherlands, who between them boast a combined five Michelin stars.

On Thursday evening, a Design-Focused Dinner will be featured at Oceana Bal Harbour led by Chef Sergi Arola from Spain, Chef Joel Cesari of France, and Chef Jean-Baptiste Natali of France who share four Michelin stars between them.

Friday evening will pair Music and Exquisite Dining at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour’s Artisan Beach House led by Chefs Natali, Pourcel and Drapeau with a total of six Michelin stars.

Chef Alain Caron

During the four days, six immersive cooking classes each led by one of the chefs will take place at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort and The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour.

The four-day epicurean adventure concludes with a formal gala at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort on Saturday evening beginning with a cocktail reception on the property’s outdoor Ocean Terrace and followed by a dinner in the oceanfront ballroom showcasing a collaborative menu from all six chefs including Pourcel (3 Michelin stars,) Arola (2 Michelin stars,) Drapeau (2 Michelin stars,) Cesari (1 Michelin star,) Natali (1 Michelin star) and Caron.

Haute Cuisine will be presented from May 8th to May 11th at various venues in Bal Harbour Village, including Bal Harbour Shops, The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, and Oceana Bal Harbour. Tickets are priced at $250 for the intimate Dinners and limited seating Cooking Classes, and $350 for the closing Reception and Gala. For more information and to view the full schedule, please visit balharbourflorida.com/hautecuisine. To purchase tickets, please visit HauteCuisine Bal Harbour tickets.

Chef Sergi Arola
Chef Jean-Baptiste Natali
Chef Joel Cesari
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