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The Nantucket Hotel + Resort Heats Up This Fall with New Executive Chef Pedro Alaniz

World-Renowned Toque and Bilingual TV Star Leads Breeze Culinary Team

NANTUCKET, MA. October 18, 2017 – The global-tinged fare of Executive Chef Pedro Alaniz—known for infusing traditional Latin and Mediterranean cuisine with hallmark modernity—will be unveiled at The Nantucket Hotel + Resort this fall at Breeze Restaurant and Bar. Bringing his talent to island-inspired dishes, Chef plans to serve travelers a taste of the year-round resort.

“Chef Alaniz brings a winning culinary formula of excitement and precision to the island,” said Gwenn Snider, owner, The Nantucket Hotel + Resort. “We look forward to introducing his visionary menu."

With decades of diversified experience, Alaniz has elevated Mexican dishes at Boston’s Tacos Yucatecos, earned stripes at Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai and cooked at the White House. At Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, he honed French technique, which he later enlisted while chef at the Florida’s Everglades Club, the exclusive Five-Star Restaurant Café L Europe and other notable Palm Beach country clubs.

Blending his experience with local ingredients for an unforgettable island cuisine, Alaniz is heating up the kitchen with appetizers including house made lobster ravioli with asparagus tips, arugula, and truffle cream sauce or a pacific poke bowl with limu seaweed and ginger calrose rice. Guests can indulge in entrees like the ocean burger with cisco beer battered cod or start their morning with Whaler’s Pancakes and blueberry compote for the property’s brunch.

In addition to his leadership at The Nantucket Hotel restaurant, Alvirez is an ambassador and chronicler of Latin gastronomy. He first appeared on Delta Airlines Seafood Show, and today, he cooks on Univision’s Despierta America, is host of Boston radio program, Somos Tu Mundo, and is penning a recipe book.

For more information and regular updates please visit thenantuckethotel.com or call (508) 310-1733.

About The Nantucket Hotel + Resort

The Nantucket Hotel is nestled in the heart of Nantucket and is the Island’s only premier, all-season destination hotel and resort - completely renovated in 2012 by Boston locals Gwenn and Mark Snider. The resort is located within walking distance of word-class beaches; eclectic shopping; fine-dining and casual restaurants; an energetic night life scene; abundant recreational activities; popular festivals; renowned museums and monuments; the historic harbor; and cobblestoned streets. While the exterior is classic Nantucket 1891, the nautical chic interiors feature all the modern conveniences that meet the needs of today’s travelers. The Nantucket is made up of guest rooms and 1-4 bedroom suites and cottages, outfitted to sleep one to fifteen people. The Breeze Restaurant serves New England coastal cuisine and additional hotel amenities include: two heated swimming pools, The Nantucket Club - the Hotel’s fitness and spa facility; complimentary shuttle service to/from the ferries, Children’s Day Program; Parent/Toddler Program and a 1946 antique fire truck, which is available for daily rides.

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