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Chef Alfonso Ramirez

Chef Alfonso Ramirez.

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.

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CDM Restaurant Adn Bar BrunchDiscover 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.


First Choice

Hatch Chile Deviled Eggs

roasted hatch chiles, butter poached lobster, bacon, chive, espelette

Avocado Salad

avocados, cucumber, cilantro, labneh, lime, dukkah spice, sesame lavish

Stone Fruit + Oltspeck

peaches, plums, nectarines, oltspeck, cottage cheese, arugula, jalapeño jelly

Bacon, Egg, and Grits

crispy pork belly, maple gastrique, poached egg, anson mills grits, watercress

House Made Yogurt

strawberry yogurt, strawberries, coconut + sesame granola, mint

Pastrami Cured Salmon

house cured salmon, rye waffle, everything spice cream cheese, dill, crispy capers, sweet onion

Second Choice

Eggs in Purgatory

slow cooked tomato + peppers, chickpeas, baked eggs, crispy polenta, herbs

Asparagus + Mushroom Quiche

asparagus, hen of the woods, gruyere, truffle cream, mixed salad + white balsamic

Mexican Benedict

poached eggs, capocollo, scarlett runner beans, scallions, chorizo hollandaise, telera roll

Horchata Pancakes

vanilla + cinnamon + ricotta pancakes, condense milk syrup, warm apple, granola, berries

Breakfast Pizza

sausage bechamel, ricotta, baked eggs, prosciutto cotta, spinach 

Nicoise Salad

rare ahi, blue lake beans, asparagus, radish, cucumber, potato, soft egg, tomato, olive vinagrette

Brunch Burger

niman ground chuck, toma, sweet onion, fried egg, bacon, roasted tomato, avocado garlic aioli, potato brioche bun, twice cooked fries

Last Choice 

Chocolate Cake

whipped chocolate ganache, cherries, white chocolate powder

Coconut Panna Cotta

coconut granola, passion fruit, vanilla, berries


Corona Caipirinha

Novo Fogo Organic Cachaca, fresh muddled lime, sugar, crushed ice

Grapefruit Rose Squared

Ketel Grapefruit Rose Botanical, Giffard Pamplemousse Liqueur, fresh lemon juice, fresh lime juice, rose water

Aperol Spritz

Aperol Bitter Liqueur, fresh lemon juice, house crafted cucumber syrup, prosecco

Sandia Sipper

Mi Campo Blanco Tequila, fresh lime juice, house crafted watermelon cordial

Mint Condition

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

Gin Blossom

Sipsmith Gin, fresh lemon juice, house crafted hibiscus syrup, Scrappy’s Bitters Lavender, egg white

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