Australian Corporate Event at the Solamar Hotel San Diego - June 2005
Australian celebrity chefs, Vic Cherikoff and Benjamin were invited to San Diego to cook Australian Food at the official launch of Constellation Property Group at the new Solamar Hotel during June 2005. The corporate event was hosted by Eugene Marchese, who is recognised as one of Australia’s leading architects and Managing Director of Constellation Property Group.
The company launch was held at Jbar on the rooftop deck of the Solamar hotel and the poolside area was transformed to a showcase of all things Australian including Australian food, Australian design and fashion and Australian Music. Eugene used the parallel of these areas of Australian innovation as a measure of what The Constellation Property Group is all about.
Beside the pool, the chefs set up a hot and cold buffet under a stylish canvas marquee as well as various live cooking stations serving Wattleseed mushroom risotto, Paperbark smoked oysters, Australian lamb cutlets with Illawara plum chili sauce and sugarcane shrimp on the barbie with a rainforest lime splash.
The Solamar Hotel and Jsix Restaurant is headed by Executive Chef Deborah Schneider, who is well known in San Diego for her innovative style. Deborah’s menu features Coastal California cuisine, showcasing fresh, innovative, seasonal foods inspired by the region’s 2000 miles of Baja coastline, area farms and wines from Washington to Baja California. Both Vic and Benjamin were certainly inspired by Deborah’s cooking style and we are looking forward to reading her new cookbook on Baja Cuisine which is to be released during 2006.
Vic and Benjamin would like to thank all the people that made this corporate event happen including Eugene Marchese, Katherine Kasparian, Deborah Schneider, Ed Nesfield and all the food and beverage staff from the Solamar Hotel.