At Fisher Island Club’s Porto Cervo Restaurant
Fisher Island Club, one of the world’s most esteemed private island communities and resorts, led by CEO Bernard Lackner, is proud to announce that it has named Craig McNeil as Chef De Cuisine of the Club’s Italian and Mediterranean fine dining restaurant, Porto Cervo.
A Scotland native, Chef McNeil has nearly two decades of culinary experience working in an array of established restaurants and hotels that span the Caribbean, U.S. and Europe. Prior to joining Fisher Island Club, McNeil held a Senior Sous Chef position at Four Diamond Award-winning Italian restaurant Scarpetta, located at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau hotel. Before moving to the U.S., McNeil lived in the Turks & Caicos, where he held a number of culinary positions that included Head Chef of Bay Bistro at the Sibonné Beach Hotel, Private Chef at a private family estate, and Head Chef at a private jet company.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chef McNeil at Fisher Island Club,” said Bernard Lackner. “His creative and bold culinary style will be a wonderful addition to Fisher Island’s already superb dining options, bringing the island’s gastronomic experience to the next level.”
“It is my privilege to be a part of the Fisher Island team, and I look forward to providing our Members and guests with the finest Italian dining through my vast experience and passion for creating one-of-a-kind dishes,” said Chef McNeil.
Located off the tip of South Beach and revered as the former private winter estate of William K. Vanderbilt II and his family, Fisher Island Club is an elite community made up of 216 acres and approximately 1,300 residents representing 37 countries. Accessible only by ferryboat or private yacht, and consistently ranked as one of the most expensive zip codes in the U.S., the private membership-only club boasts a Beach Club with powdery white Bahamian sand, a 15-room resort, The Links – a 9-hole, award-winning P.B. Dye championship golf course, 18 tennis courts including all four “Grand Slam” playing surfaces, two deep-water marinas, a full-service spa, salon and fitness center, an aviary with dozens of exotic birds and an observatory for stargazing. World-class cuisine is also a mainstay on the island, which offers seven restaurants, including Porto Cervo, The Beach Club, Garwood Lounge, City View, The Snooker Club, La Trattoria, and Greenside, as well as a gourmet Island Market.