Chef services are on-call and an optional feature.
Chef Desiree has worked with us since 2008 and has gaining recognition in the area for her creative Asian-American infusions found throughout her meals. She was born in France where her love for food began. Her Vietnamese mother taught her how to use exotic raw materials and how to be creative. Since moving to Costa Rica in 1991, she’s thrilled to use the local cornucopia of colors and flavors. She speaks French, English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Her upbeat personality will make any event edgy and unique.
Whether it’s with subtle hints of ginger or blazing and colorful peppers, her dishes simply work their magic. She has been cooking in the area for the past 15 years, and has brought unique signature dishes to many joyful events such as shrimp and mango maki rolls or black bean soup with crispy tortillas…
Chef Desiree is also available for catering weddings and other special events. Ask your concierge to arrange for Chef Desiree to cook for you. You deserve to be pampered!
Sushi Chef Dylan
Surfin’ Sushi is a unique private sushi party experience by Chef Dylan Valli in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. His creative menu includes traditional Sushi with exotic flavors fusion style. Chipotle Honey Hand Roll, Riceless Mango Tango Roll, and the surprising Bacon Roll are among his more unusual offerings. Chef Dylan has 8 years of experience as a Sushi Chef at 5-Star No Coast Sushi in Grand Junction Colorado where he specialized in creating special rolls. Chef Dylan’s experience combined with an excellent source of local seafood in a fun-filled environment makes for a sure fire hit. When Dylan isn’t making sushi you can find him surfing at Playitas Beach in Manuel Antonio.
Vegan and meat-lovers options are available. Chef Dylan also offers Sushi making classes.
Ask your concierge to book your Surfin’ Sushi party today! Please give 24-hours notice.
Dylan’s fusion sushi is super delicious. He surprised us with new, unexpected flavors like bacon sushi as well as traditional sushi fare. We’ve booked Dylan for three different sushi parties, one for local friends, another for my sister’s wedding week, and the third as a unique birthday party for sushi-loving friends from the U.S. Dylan wowed us every time! Evelyn & David