Johan Denizot, formerly of Bacara Resort & Spa, has been appointed as the new Executive Chef at Belmond El Encanto‘s Dining Room and Terrace. Located on seven acres of lush gardens with sweeping ocean views, Belmond El Encanto is known for its California coastal cuisine, highlighting the local bounty of the resort’s surroundings. Denizot is dedicated to leading the food and beverage efforts of this picturesque coastal resort.
Denizot’s true passion for food and quality of product, along with his accomplishments in the savory and sweet worlds, make him an integral addition to the Belmond El Encanto’s culinary team. French born, raised and trained, Denizot garnered nearly a decade of culinary experience before beginning his successful career in the United States, where he launched the pastry and bakery program at Annabelle’s Bar & Bistro in San Francisco. Most recently, he worked as the Chef de Cuisine at Miro at Bacara Resort & Spa, where he was instrumental in the restaurant earning its Forbes Four-Star rating.
Denizot will spearhead the creation of the resort’s seasonal menus, rotating every few months and highlighting the freshest local ingredients, along with a revamped ‘Bellini Brunch’ menu served on The Terrace each Sunday.
Belmond El Encanto is located at 800 Alvarado Pl. The Dining Room and Terrace menus can be found here.