Maverick Spirit Award - Michael Mina

Michael Mina Mav Spirit

Maverick Spirit Award - Michael Mina

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Sunday, March 4th - 5pm to 7pm at the Silicon Valley Capital Club

Award-winning celebrity chef Michael Mina explores new opportunities to innovate the culinary world. Michael Mina partners with Andre Agassi in leading a restaurant management company with over nineteen restaurants under its name in the United States, which includes MICHAEL MINA, the crown jewel of his restaurant collection and where Mina spends most of his time, in San Francisco, CA. Michael Mina is ever expanding his global impact. Born in Cairo, Egypt, raised in Washington, and formally trained in New York, Mina maintains the best position to bring unexplored influences into his mastery. Fueled by taste, Mina incorporates his desire for balance and cohesion in his dishes. Mina dedicates himself to creating a complete and unique dining experience, training entire kitchen staffs personally and refining menus as a culinary visionary. His goal is to keep all who dine wildly intrigued throughout each course; each dish follows his 'cooking philosophy' of balancing acidity, sweetness, spice, and richness providing the optimal dining experience.

Experience Cinequest like never before as we showcase culinary mastery and its fusion of the creative and the innovative. During this marquee event of our soiree series, we celebrate award-winning chef and restaurateur Michael Mina and executive chef and culinary innovator Michael Miller as they delve into the art and science behind fine dining. This capstone evening takes place at the pinnacle of downtown atop the Knight Ridder building at the Silicon Valley Capitol Club. Newly renovated, with a breathtaking 360-degree view, this prestigious venue serves as our background to a luxurious evening. After hors d'oeuvres prepared by the chefs and delightful yet complex wines poured by top wineries, KCBS Foodie Chap, Liam Mayclem, moderates a conversation with two chefs on artistic style and innovative techniques that affect their cooking. As the affair comes to a close, we conclude with presenting the coveted Maverick Spirit Award to Michael Mina and the Emerging Maverick Award to Michael Miller.

Sponsored by KCBS and the Silicon Valley Capital Club

VIP All Access Pass required. No individual tickets will be sold.

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