Viceroy Palm Springs announces the arrival of French-born Executive Chef Patrice Martineau, a leader of culinary teams at some of the world’s best-known five-star hotels, to its Citron restaurant.
The Champagne, France native trained at some of the France’s best known Michelin Guide-starred restaurants before joining the team at Daniel in New York City. In 2005, after several years as Daniel Boulud’s second-in-command, Chef Patrice returned to Europe as the youngest executive chef of London’s legendary Savoy Hotel, and then moved to Tokyo as chef de cuisine of the acclaimed Peter at the Peninsula Hotel.
Most recently, Chef Patrice created the culinary offerings at the newly re-opened Belmond El Encanto Hotel in Santa Barbara.
“As Palm Springs is experiencing a renaissance in culinary experiences, we are exciting to have Chef Patrice here to take Citron to an unsurpassed level that will bring Viceroy Palm Springs to the forefront of dining in the area,” said Marie-Helene Morowati, general manager of Viceroy Palm Springs.
“I look forward to adding some international flair to Citron’s menu and sharing my interest in regional California cuisine with Viceroy Palm Springs’ gastronomically-minded guests,” said Martineau.