Burkhart Bros hosted Michelin Star Chef Michael Collantes to headline their “Beyond the Blueprint” seasonal chef series

Burkhart Bros Construction, Newport Beach’s premier luxury homebuilder, celebrated a successful wrap to Q2, hosting Michelin Star-rated Chef Michael Collantes, of Soseki Florida in their state-of- the-art kitchen within the Burkhart Bros headquarters. The event was comprised of influential guests, iconic architects, designers and various leaders across multiple industries in Orange County, including city councilmembers and county dignitaries.

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Photos by Mango House Media

(L-R) Chef Adam Webb, Bryan Burkhart, Master Chef Michael Collantes, Alexandra Taylor, Monique Lozano, Sous Chef Taylor Preus, Holly Ochoa, Chef Bryan Mock and Mark Burkhart

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(L-R) Jennifer Burkhart, Lindsay Olsen and Tamara Iglesias

Guests were welcomed by Bryan and Mark Burkhart to enjoy a seven-course food and wine pairing experience curated meticulously by Chef Collantes and MW (Master of Wine) Candidate Edward Manetta. The menu included spectacular wines and Sake selected by Manetta from Bryan’s personal collection with a Michelin Star-spangled menu. Chef prepared a one-of-a-kind experience with a custom menu boasting crispy handrolls of lobster, lime miso butter and ahi blue fin tuna flown in from Japan, beluga caviar tartare, king crab corn miso chowder, decadent ribeye black garlic jus, truffled microgreens and more. The lavish menu prepared live, alone was something to be celebrated.

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(L-R) Michelin Star Chef Michael Collantes of Soseki (Winter Park, Fla.) and Sushi Saint (Orlando, Fla.)

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(L-R) MW Candidate Ed Manetta, Chef Michael Collantes, Chef Bryan Mock and Bryan Burkhart

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Chef Collantes serving a guest her first caviar bump

Notables in attendance included Fady Hakim, Geoff Sumich, Rona Grace, Jeffrey Maynard, Brion Jeannette, Newport Beach Mayor Pro Tem Joe Stapleton, Richard Reisman and Alexandra Taylor. The Burkhart Chefs Series is not just caviar and dreams – it has become a coveted seasonal invite to receive, with a curated list of guests offering a priceless connection to the community and bringing together the best of the best across many industries under one roof, breaking bread the Burkhart way. Cheers to that and Bravo Chef Collantes.

For more information about Burkhart Bros Construction, visit www.burkhartbros.com.


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