January 29, 2023

San Clemente Palace Kempinski, the 190 room and suites Venetian luxury resort uniquely located on its own private island eight minutes away from St. Mark’s Square, will welcome a number of Michelin-starred guest chefs in conjunction with the start of the 58th Venice Biennale this year.

For the occasion, San Clemente Palace Kempinski’s Executive Chef Giorgio Schifferegger will welcome international and local Michelin-starred chefs to serve guests specially crafted menus as part of the resort’s “Cena a Quattro Mani” dinner series. Each six-course dining experience will be available at Acquerello restaurant at €160 per person. The upcoming dinners will welcome the below guest chefs, with more to be added to the schedule later in the year:

May 9-11, 2019: Chef Hendrik Otto from Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin

Hendrik Otto’s culinary career began at Kurhotel Lauterbad in the small town of Freudenstadt in Baden-Wuerttemberg. After his apprenticeship, Otto worked for several five-star hotels in Germany, including Brenners Park Hotel and Traube Tonbach. In 2002, he received his first Michelin star at La Vision restaurant in Cologne. Back in Berlin, Otto joined the Ritz-Carlton and was awarded a Michelin star and 16 points from Gault Millau. He has served as executive chef of the Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer at Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin since 2016.

May 16-18, 2019: Chef Maike Menzel from Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich

Ever since she was a teen, Maike Menzel dreamt of becoming a chef. Inspired by her grandfather, Menzel began her apprenticeship in 2008 at a gastronomy school in Munich. After serving at well-known German establishments such as the Louis Hotel Munich, the Bachmair Weissbach and Pageou restaurant Munich, she joined the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich team in 2016. Menzel took the helm as executive chef of the Schwarzreiter in August 2018.

And for guests staying at San Clemente Palace Kempinski during the Biennale, the hotel is also offering a special package, including a 3-night stay, daily breakfast, and two tickets to the Biennale.

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