Eco Luxury Inn by the Sea Names Executive Chef
for New Sea Glass Restaurant
Chef Mitchell Kaldrovich offers fresh take on all things Maine in ocean view Sea Glass
Cape Elizabeth (April 2, 2008)………………… The eco friendly Inn by the Sea proudly announces the appointment of executive chef Mitchell Kaldrovich, who will offer a fresh take on all things Maine in their new restaurant Sea Glass, opening in June 2008. With a culinary focus on creating the freshest fare from local and seasonal ingredients, Kaldrovich will add an international touch to Maine flavors at the Inn’s ocean view restaurant.
“ Inn by the Sea is delighted to announce the arrival of our new executive chef, Mitchell Kaldrovich,” stated General Manager Sara Masterson. “ Mitchell’s talents and leadership are ideal for the highly anticipated opening of Sea Glass. His extensive experience at several acclaimed dining establishments and world-class resorts, as well as an exciting international sensibility, will take the Inn’s locally inspired menu to the next level.”
Kaldrovich will be creating and working hands-on with the menu that will change regularly to integrate the freshest ingredients available locally, in addition to managing all aspects of the restaurant’s kitchen and catering operations. “The concept is to be light and fresh, to enjoy Maine’s natural flavors, and to let the food speak for itself,” said Kaldrovich. “ No overwhelming sauces, but a creative mix of flavors and combinations of sides to allow the pure taste of our Maine scallops and White Mussels, or the delicious simplicity of a Maine potato, and the sweetness of farm ripened tomatoes to come out.”
Signature dishes such as Lobster Bisque at dinner or Clam chowder at lunch will be offered daily with velvety vegetable soups and organic salads. The changing menu will incorporate dishes with regionally raised beef, pork, lamb and seasonal game as well as organic chicken, a variety of handmade pastas and vegetarian dishes and an abundance of seafood fresh from the ocean.
A native of East Orange, New Jersey, but raised in Argentina, Kaldrovich realized at a young age that he wanted to become a chef. By the age of ten he was helping his grandmother cook sumptuous family meals, which flamed a life long interest in culinary excellence. After completing three years of rigorous studies in Culinary Schools, Kaldrovich was hired as a line cook at Galani Restaurant, a four-star establishment at the Buenos Aires Park Hyatt Hotel. He went on to become the Chef Partie at Harpers 1 and 2 in the prestigious Recoleta neighborhood in Buenos Aires.
Mitchell’s desire to return to the United States resulted in positions at several highly celebrated establishments including the exclusive L’ Orangerie Restaurant in West Hollywood, the Duck Club restaurant in Monterey, California, the La Palme D’ Or at the Baltimore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, and the luxurious Llao Llao Hotel & Resort in Patagonia. Most recently, Kaldrovich was Executive Chef of the famous Plump Jack café in Squaw Valley, California.
Now as executive chef at the eco friendly Inn by the Sea Kaldrovich will not only bring his worldly knowledge about food to the Inn, but also his creativity, passion and finesse. “I plan to integrate the Inn’s philosophy of protecting the natural environment with my vision for creating a distinctive Maine culinary experience for our guests,” said Kaldrovich. “I look forward to working with Maine producers and ingredients to introduce my unique style of cooking to Inn guests.”
Inn By The Sea, Maine’s premier eco luxury beach destination, is located on Crescent Beach in the charming coastal town of Cape Elizabeth, just minutes from Portland. Completely renovated in the winter of 2008 the 57 comfortably appointed rooms and suites, new full service spa, and five acres of redesigned indigenous seaside gardens create an atmosphere of true luxury that is distinctly Maine.
Photo:(Credit Kucine photography)
Mitchell Kaldrovich- A new executive chef for Inn by the Sea’s new ocean view restaurant, Sea Glass.