On July 22, La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, CA presented an epic night of culinary collaboration! Attending guests of “Six Degrees of Michael Mina Dinner” met and dined with James Beard Award-Winning Chef Michael Mina, and got to taste a series of Mina inspired courses by six esteemed California chefs including La Valencia’s own Executive Chef James Montejano. Guests were encouraged to dress in “Haute Pink” Cocktail attire, and of course, all the food and fun was for a good cause, with a percentage of the event’s proceeds went to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Photography by Rob Forsythe.
About Michael Mina
Michael Mina’s story is one of two decades of influence, passion and achievement. With the October 2010 opening of MICHAEL MINA, his eponymous signature restaurant at 252 California Street in San Francisco, Michael is at the helm and once again in the kitchen at the same location (formerly AQUA) and city where he first established his culinary reputation 20 years ago. The San Francisco Chronicle three and a half star winner MICHAEL MINA in San Francisco is Michael’s crown jewel and marks the newest phase and ultimate expression in the career of the James Beard Award-winning chef. During its first year, MICHAEL MINA was awarded one Michelin star and “Restaurant of the Year” in Esquire’s annual 2011 “Best Restaurants” issue.
With accolades including James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage” inductee in 2013, Gayot Restaurateur of the Year 2011, Food Arts Silver Spoon Award winner May 2011, Bon Appétit Chef of the Year 2005, San Francisco Magazine Chef of the Year 2005, as well as the International Food and Beverage Forum’s Restaurateur of the Year 2005, Michael continues to dazzle the culinary world with bold dining concepts that have contributed to San Francisco’s reputation as a world-class epicurean destination and made him an integral part of the dining scene across the country. To learn more about Michael Mina, please visit his Chef’s Roll profile here.