Shifting the Lens returns to the Bubble Room for another guest chef series
that showcases people, cuisines and flavors that have historically been
overlooked by traditional winery culinary and pairing programs. Our second
guest in the series, Chef Ana Castro, offers a menu rooted in traditional
Mexican cuisine passed down through generations - what Chef Castro calls her "ancestral knowledge." This carefully curated five-course tasting menu will be
paired with small-lot sparkling and still wines created by Winemaker Nicole
Hitchcock. During both seating times, Chef Castro will join diners in person to
discuss her process and inspiration behind each dish.
Seating's are offered at 11am & 2:30pm. $200 per person; $185 for Club J members; Luxe & Elegance members may apply their Bubble Room benefits to Shifting the Lens events.. If you would like to utilize these member benefits, please contact the Club J team to reserve. Not a Luxe member? Upgrade to Luxe today to receive these benefits.
Chef Castro was named one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs 2022.
She was raised in Mexico City by her grandmother, who taught her to cook by
instinct and learn the importance of working in a healthy, relaxed environment. She went on to train at Le Cordon Bleu and has worked in top, Michelin-level
restaurants in New York, New Orleans and elsewhere.
Disillusioned by the toxic kitchen culture of many restaurants, Chef Castro has
created a supportive, equitable system at her acclaimed New Orleans
restaurant, where people are valued for their individual, unique contributions.
During Shifting the Lens, Chef Castro hopes to highlight how food can bring
people together and cure whatever ails the soul.
Gratuities are appreciated and will be pooled and distributed among all nonmanagement service staff supporting our guest experiences.