New Waterfront Restaurant To Bring Chef-Driven Concept To Pacific Beach
Executive Chef Steven Riemer to Introduce New California Comfort Cuisine In Early 2015
San Diego, CA (November 6, 2014) – Come early 2015, San Diego will welcome an exciting new waterfront dining experience along one of the city’s most scenic coastal alcoves at Mission Bay. With construction well underway, the multi-million dollar restaurant (located at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa) will introduce a new chef-driven concept that will help elevate the rising culinary scene in Pacific Beach and the surrounding areas.
The new yet-to-be-named concept will operate under the direction of Executive Chef Steven Riemer. With more than 25 years of culinary experience at two of Southern California’s most notable AAA Five Diamond resort hotels (The Lodge at Torrey Pines and The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel), Chef Riemer has had the privilege of cooking alongside culinary icons Pierre Troisgros and Paul Bocuse as well as modern-day pioneers, Yvon Goetz and Christian Rassinoux. His pedigree boasts time spent working alongside longtime friend and mentor, and one of San Diego’s powerhouse chefs, Jeff Jackson at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. The new venue is Chef Riemer’s first foray into opening a restaurant in the capacity of Executive Chef. While the menu is still under development, the cuisine will be inspired by Reimer’s playful reimagining of California comfort food.
Executive Chef | Steven Riemer
Drawn to the energy of the kitchen from an early age, Riemer’s love of organic, sustainable food stems back to his childhood in Washington State, where he recalls local farmers, hunters and fisherman coming into neighborhood restaurants with mud from the day’s labor still freshly caked on their boots.
Chef Riemer made his way into the industry through numerous apprenticeships at restaurants around Seattle, Washington. Upon relocating to Southern California, his professional career began in earnest at the AAA Five Diamond resort hotel The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, where he worked his way up through the ranks from chef roundsman. During his eleven-year tenure at the famed Dana Point hotel, Riemer refined his skills in classic French cuisine under internationally renowned Executive Chefs Yvon Goetz and Christian Rassinoux, had the privilege to cook alongside former guest chefs and culinary legends Pierre Troisgros and Paul Bocuse, and went on to represent the hotel’s culinary team at the James Beard House in New York City.
Outside the kitchen, art and travel are Steven Riemer’s next biggest passions—his most recent sojourn saw him touring design museums and dining at René Redzepi’s famed eatery, Noma, in Copenhagen. Chef Riemer enjoys cycling to work every day from his home in Crown Point, where he lives with his wife Alex and dog Simca.
About the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa offers a tropical elegance inspired by Polynesia. Located just steps from Mission Bay and across the street from the Pacific, the Catamaran features guest rooms and suites, each with its own private balcony or patio, as well as views of the water or tropical gardens. The Catamaran showcases San Diego’s only beachfront spa along with an open-air fitness facility with a 180-degree view of the Bay. Spa treatments and specialized Rituals are based on Polynesian, Thai and a variety of other South Pacific traditions. The Catamaran’s 14 function rooms offer 20,000 square feet of versatile space and an inspirational setting for meetings, conferences, weddings, and special occasions. The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is located at 3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109. For more information on the resort, visit www.catamaranresort.com or call 858.488.1081.
San Diego Hospitality Industry Pioneers Since 1953 | Evans Hotels
Evans Hotels was founded more than a half-century ago by San Diego natives the late William Evans and his wife, Chairman Emeritus Anne Evans. Alongside the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, the company owns and operates two of San Diego’s highest-profile establishments including the Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay and The Lodge at Torrey Pines overlooking Torrey Pines golf course and pristine coastline.
Today, much of the success of San Diego’s tourism industry can be traced back to that mudflat in Mission Bay where two young hoteliers saw the future. Now Anne Evans and her adult children, Bill Evans and Grace Evans Cherashore, continue to lead one of Southern California’s true success stories. For more information on Evans Hotels, visit www.evanshotels.com.