CARLSBAD, Calif., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed French chef Pascal Vignau has been named executive chef of The Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, set to open this July, directly across from Southern California's Carlsbad State Beach.
Born in France, Pascal Vignau joins the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa following eight high-profile years as chef/owner of Savory Casual Fare, one of San Diego County's top-rated restaurants and widely celebrated for its casual international menu and quaint bistro setting.
Prior to founding Savory, Vignau was executive chef for Four Seasons Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, which offered San Diego County's only AAA Five Diamond restaurant during his tenure. He has also designed and directed culinary operations for various Four Seasons and Regent properties, where he led the renowned team of chefs.
Passionate about food that is both comfortable and approachable, Pascal Vignau specializes in simple yet contemporary international and home-style cuisine. "I look forward to presenting the next generation of 'Simple Food, Simply Prepared' at Chandler's Restaurant," said Vignau. "With our spectacular oceanfront setting, I can think of no better place to introduce a major new restaurant for San Diego County -- and I'm excited about the beautiful wedding and event dining offerings also planned for the resort. With ocean views available from much of our 25,000 square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, it will be a pleasure to present visually stunning dining experiences for our corporate groups and brides."
About Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa
Modeling the California Craftsman style, the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa features 215 guest rooms including eight suites, many with panoramic ocean views. Additionally, the resort features more than 25,000 square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, offering exceptional gathering opportunities, many with panoramic ocean views.
First-class dining will be found at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge, the resort's signature ocean view restaurant. A spectacular bar with inspired signature cocktails is the heart of the restaurant, while a private Wine Room allows guests to personally select their favorite wine from a spectacular world-class selection of wines. Superior, knowledgeable and attentive service, never transcending into overly formal, will enhance the quality of the dining experience and provide guests with an unparalleled memorable experience.
SOURCE The Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa