(Saturday, January  18, 2020) – To kick off Acqualina’s 2020 Guest Chef Dinner Series, Acqualina Resort & Residences welcomes Michelin-starred Chef Giuseppe Stanzione of the award-winning Hotel Santa Caterina located along the stunning Amalfi Coast and a member of Leading Hotels of the World. On Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at AQ Restaurant by Il Mulino, Chef Stanzione along with Il Mulino Executive Chef Michele Mazza will present a delectable menu celebrating the flavors of the Mediterranean.

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

Born in Salerno, Italy, Chef 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.

The special four-course menu with wine pairings and champagne reception are 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.

The subsequent collaborative dinner is scheduled for Thursday, March 26 & Friday, March 27 with the elite chefs from Borgo Egnazia, located in the beautiful landscape of Puglia in Southern Italy and named one of the top 100 hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine.

AQ Restaurant by Il Mulino is located at Acqualina Resort & Residences, 17875 Collins Avenue. Dinner is served from 5:30 pm to 10 pm seven days a week and AQ Bar is opened from 11 am to 11 pm.  Valet parking, all major credit cards accepted.  For more information, visit www.acqualinaresort.com.

About Hotel Santa Caterina

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. Hotel Santa Caterina features 66 guestrooms and suites, which all differ from one another thanks to rich details that make them unique. There are two restaurants including Al Mare for Mediterranean cuisine and award-winning Glicine and La Terrazza Bar. The Spa offers a wide array of treatments to re-establish natural balance.  There is a beautiful Beach Club with a saltwater heated pool and a separate fitness center.

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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