Cape Elizabeth, Maine. April 1, 2015…Maine’s premier beach destination, Inn by the Sea, appointed Steve Sicinski Executive Chef of Sea Glass, the hotel’s ocean view restaurant, announced the Inn’s General Manager, Jim Glanville. Chef Sicinski will oversee all aspects of the resort’s dining options including Sea Glass Restaurant and lounge, room and pool service, as well as corporate and social events and weddings.
Chef Sicinski joins the staff at Inn by the Sea after a distinguished culinary career as Executive Chef at several exclusive properties including Arizona’s Mii amo Destination Spa, and Vermont’s Topnotch Resort and Spa.
Sicinski’s progressive cooking style evolved with an unlikely melding of classical French training at Le Cordon Bleu, a passion for rusticity and years of experience pioneering SPA cuisine where health and wellness were incorporated into menus. He doesn’t see himself as representative of any one particular culinary trend, but uses experience from different environments to create menus that merge old school technique with constant innovation.
“Chef Sicinski has an undeniable passion for food and creative culinary style that will be a huge addition to Sea Glass,” stated Glanville. “I’m delighted he’ll be on board with a new vision for the restaurant after renovations are complete. Mid April won’t bring so much a re opening as it will an all new Sea Glass experience. The restaurant redesign will create an atmosphere where guests feel welcomed and relaxed while enjoying the chef’s inventive menu…and of course the great ocean views!”
Sicinski believes in developing dishes he enjoys, crafting them to be both delectable and approachable. “I think people are moving away from showy presentations and pretension, and are more interested in simple food that tastes great,” says the Chef who sees his food as stylishly unfussy.
“Making use of the best ingredients available, whether farmed, crafted or caught is a priority,” says Sicinski . “The challenge is to create something terrific with whatever is around. I rely on the hard work and skill of producers and appreciate the great product they create. My long standing New England roots have given me an appreciation for traditional dishes and huge respect for the decadent resources that define New England and coastal Maine.”
While at Mii amo Destination SPA as Executive Chef, Sicinski co authored A Journey of Taste featuring the SPA’s most popular recipes. Sicinski earned a Diploma of Arts from Le Cordon Bleu at the Atlantic Culinary Academy and an Associate’s Degree of Science from McIntosh College in Dover New Hampshire.