Father's Day at the Ritz

Thought I should point out a few fun ~FATHER'S DAY~ events coming up at two Ritz-Carlton locations. I loved the sound of this one at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay: the Resort's executive chef Xavier Salomon and his father, Jean Salomon, will be cooking together in the Navio kitchen. They will be preparing a Father's Day tasting menu, and the menu is made up of chef Xavier's father's famous recipes from his Michelin-starred restaurants in France. Chef Xavier has even brought his father from France! They will be cooking together for two nights (June 20th and 21st), two generations of Salomons, each a Maitre Cuisinier de France (French Master Chef). Fun fact: Xavier is fourth in his family to earn the prestigious title of Maitre Cuisinier de France and a fifth generation chef and restaurateur.

The five-course tasting menu is $75 per person; with wine pairings, $125 per person. For reservations, contact 650-712-7000, or visit the website here. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, One Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay.

Bavarois de saumon fume au coulis de tomate fraiche

Chilled Smoked Salmon "Bavarois" with fresh tomato coulis

Sole en croute, sauce homard
Filet of Dover sole "en croute" with lobster coulis

Filet de veau aux morilles, Fond d'artichauds au foie gras, Gratin Dauphinois
Veal tenderloin with spring morels and artichokes filled with foie gras

Tomme des Bauges, Salade frisée aux noix
Tomme des Bauges, frisée with walnuts

Pave glace aux fruits rouges, Tuiles aux amandes
Frozen berries parfait and almond tuiles

Meanwhile, on Sunday June 21st, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco will be holding a barbecue brunch buffet featuring jerk-marinated shrimp and scallop kebabs, whole spit-roasted pig, and bourbon-marinated skirt steak, plus a bunch of delicious dishes you can find in their usual brunch buffet. The Terrace Courtyard will be open for the event, and will include big-screen televisions broadcasting the day's sporting events, along with optional pairings of micro-brewed beers, and a jazz trio.

10am–3pm. $98 for adults; $49 for children five to 12, exclusive of tax and gratuity

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, 600 Stockton Street at California, 415-773-6198 or 415-296-7465.

Father's Day at the Ritz
Sun. June 21st, 200

Various locations