River Jetty Restaurant Group partners Joseph “McG” Nichol and Jordan Otterbein are pleased to announce the appointment of Alfonso Ramirez as Corporate Executive Chef of A Restaurant and CdM Restaurant upon the reopening of both dining destinations for dine-in and takeout service.
“We’ve been overwhelmed with positive messages from our community over the past few months,” said Otterbein. “We were excited to reopen our restaurants with Chef Alfonso’s inspiring influence on our menus alongside our incredible Chefs de Cuisine, Roberto Gomez at A Restaurant and Elvis Morales at CdM who have been instrumental in the success of our food over the years.”
Alfonso comes to River Jetty Restaurant Group from Patina Restaurant Group where he served as Executive Chef of Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar in Downtown Disney since 2015. Bringing an extensive culinary resume and a deep understanding of classic cooking and modern techniques, Ramirez brings to the restaurants a passion for “rustic flavor,” and a desire to let high-quality ingredients speak for themselves on the plate.
With a love for cooking that was instilled by his mentor and father who is himself a respected chef, Ramirez learned by doing from a young age and honed his expertise with guidance from some of the country’s top chefs. Over the course of his career he has worked alongside Joachim Splichal at Patina, Lee Hefter at Spago, and Eric Greenspan at Meson G and The Foundry.
“It’s an honor to be a part of the River Jetty Restaurant Group family,” commented Chef Ramirez. “With both restaurants reopening to a new normal, I look forward to continuing to help guide the kitchens to adhere to our stringent safety standards while delivering on the superior dining experience that guests expect from A and CdM.”
Alfonso Ramirez takes over for Jonathan Blackford who has been with River Jetty Restaurant Group since 2010.
Discover your new favorite brunch spot this summer at CdM Restaurant! Experience a curated menu of seasonal brunch favorites courtesy of Executive Chef Jonathan Blackford. Cheers to the perfect weekend with specialty sips crafted by Bar Manager Ravin Buzzell.
Mi Campo Blanco Tequila, fresh lime juice, house crafted watermelon cordial
Chopin Vodka, fresh muddled mint, a touch of sugar, fresh lime juice
Corona del Mary
St. George Spirits Green Chili Vodka, fresh lime juice, house crafted bloody mary mix, garnish of Spanish chorizo, cherry tomato, cucumber + arugula, celery salt + cali espelette seasoned rim
Not Your Typical Bloody Mary
St. George Spirits Green Chili Vodka, Anchor Reyes Chili Verde Liqueur, fresh lemon juice, fresh lime juice, egg white, Scrappy’s Bitters Celery, house crafted bloody mary mix, garnish of cherry tomato + torched rosemary, celery salt + cali espelette seasoned half rim
Sipsmith Gin, fresh lemon juice, house crafted hibiscus syrup, Scrappy’s Bitters Lavender, egg white