THE CHEF

Chef Rima Olvera's cuisine is based on 30 years experience in the best kitchens of California and the world.
I base each menu specifically on absolutely the best examples available of produce, fish, and seafood, both local and from abroad, only in their proper seasons.
I let the ingredients speak for themselves, letting them tell me what they wish to be transformed into. This way, I respect them and let them shine in their natural perfection."

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CHEF'S PHILOSOPY

I believe that to be a Chef is not the simple matter of making a career choice, and embarking on a fast-track to a specific goal in a casual manner, misguidedly hoping first for glory or desiring fame.

To become a Chef is to approach the endless process with respect and humility, and recognizing that becoming a Chef  is not the result of receiving a diploma, but of dedicating your life to your craft.

I believe that truly great food is not a product of trends, media hype, or passing fashions, but a deep-seated necessity for true civilization, and the ability to create it is not something which is acquired overnight. 
 

One should never compare oneself to others, but instead set an internal set of standards which should under no circumstances be compromised
 

I spent every day of my life continuing to learn, explore, and deploy my decades of experience to innovate new possibilities and experiences for my clients, my friends, and my family.

And most important of all, one should never forget or take for granted the rare and true privilege of working every day doing what you love most in the world.

THE RESTAURANT

From the exterior, nothing gives away what is inside.

When you enter, you feel like you have entered another world.

Not just the harmony of the lighting, the textures of the fabrics, the glasses sparkling on the table, or the flowers, but a dramatic, yet unpretentious tribute to the living art of nature- the room filled with elements of living earth- water, leaves, fruits, fire, fragrance of spices- combining to fill the customer with a sense that they are in an atmosphere of the extraordinary, and to anticipate and be provided with an experience that will exceed their expectations, every time.

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