Ramos elevates the newest all-suite luxury resort’s cuisine with illustrious flavors and techniques
The newly opened Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach announces the appointment of native South Floridian Jorge Ramos as executive chef with more than 14 years of luxury hospitality experience, Ramos brings his passion for cooking to guests, offering authentic cuisine infused with global flavors at the resorts’ dining outlets, in-suite dining, and banquets.
“We are aiming to elevate the resort as a culinary destination serving distinguished and authentic cuisine,” said Chintan Dadhich, general manager of Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach. “Chef Ramos has done an outstanding job cultivating creative food and beverage menus with an emphasis on sustainability and empowering our local community.”
The resort is home to four dining outlets including Atlas Cocktail Lounge, Spinnaker Pool Grill, Cornucopia Gourmet Market and Terra Mare. Chef Ramos oversees food and beverage efforts for Atlas Cocktail Lounge, Spinnaker Pool Grill, Cornucopia Gourmet Market, in-suite dining and banquet cuisine.
Atlas Cocktail Lounge
The cuisine at Atlas Cocktail Lounge, the resort’s hub of connectivity, serves as a tribute to Ramos’ Puerto Rican roots. The sophisticated lounge offers bites including charred octopus, duck confit tostadas, shrimp ceviche and caviar cones. Guests can also enjoy hand-crafted cocktails prepared by the resort’s master mixologists. Most notable is the Old & Smoky. The drink is served in a glass smoke box where hickory and apple wood are infused into the liquor, filling the air with smooth aromas upon its opening. Adjacent to the resort’s acclaimed library, the lounge features a striking royal blue world map, which has become the focal point of the resort. Atlas Cocktail Lounge is open Sunday – Thursday from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m., and Friday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – midnight.
Cornucopia Gourmet Market
The resort’s gourmet market, Cornucopia, is a gastronomic bakery serving epicurean delights such as organic squeezed juices by Juicera, handcrafted espresso, wood-fired flatbreads and creamy Italian gelato with a full candy bar. The market also features made-to-order acai bowls, artisanal pastries from renowned Miami bakery, Zak the Baker, and other locally-sourced goods. The eatery is open daily from 6 a.m.– 9 p.m.
Spinnaker Pool Bar
The resort’s buzzing pool bar, Spinnaker, is located on the 6th floor of Fort Lauderdale’s largest Sky Deck. The 20,000 sq.-ft. elevated space overlooks the Atlantic and offers refreshing libations, homemade fresh fruit popsicles and Mediterranean shared plates, such as avocado smash with Florida crab, seasonal crudo and kabobs. The al fresco outlet is open Sunday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Friday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Customized In-suite Cooking
Upon request, Chef Ramos prepares personalized in-suite cooking demonstrations and wine pairings for guests, which will be rolled out in the coming months. As an alternative, guests can choose from a selection of gourmet dishes delivered to their suite, or enjoy cooking in the comforts of their own suite kitchen. Select chef recommendations, recipes, and ingredients can be delivered-to-order.
Using locally-sourced ingredients, Chef Ramos and his team of expert chefs work in tandem with groups to prepare dedicated menus to compliment every occasion. The expansive selection ranges from flavorful canapés to gourmet entrees inspired by the oceanfront location and seasonal elements. Both Ramos and Executive Pastry Chef Anna Young, who oversees all dessert menus for group events, meetings and weddings, create the culinary vision for the resort’s business and social events. With the capacity for up to 500-guests, the banquet menu includes customizable plated dinners, activation stations, buffets and more.
Most recently, Ramos held numerous positions at Lowes Miami Beach and was previously the executive sous chef at 1 Hotels. He trained alongside Chef Marc Ehrler, Vice President of Culinary for Hilton Hotels in Americas, and today, Chef Ramos is honored to continue collaborating with Chef Ehrler. Together the duo aims to revitalize the resort’s footprint in the luxury market while building relationships with local artisans in South Florida.
Reservations can be made by calling 954-414-5100.
About Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
Opening October 2017, the 290-all suite property located between Sunrise and Las Olas Boulevard on Fort Lauderdale’s exclusive North Beach. The ocean view oasis offers the refined sophistication of beach resort living, combined with nods to South Florida yacht culture. With 10,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and 10,000 sq. ft. of ocean front outdoor space, the resort can accommodate up to 500 guests. The sixth-floor pool deck is the epicenter of social events for locals and visitors within the community. This luxury resort in South Florida is just steps from the beach, nearly four miles from the Port Everglades Cruise Terminal and six miles from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
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