Martha’s Vineyard’s Harbor View Hotel has announced Patrice Martineau as its new executive chef. Martineau will launch two new restaurants—Bettini Restaurant and Roxana Bar. Bringing his classical training and global influence to restaurant’s food and beverage operation, the French-born chef’s culinary vision will be based on seasonal produce and seafood available on the island. Martineau will also be collaborating with local farms, foragers and local markets for products. His menus, however, will be a combination of native and exotic ingredients.
Bettini and Roxana, whose names are inspired by the daughters of Harbor View Hotel owner, Bernard Chiu is set to open May 1. For the 95-seat Bettini, Martineau is focusing menus on locally sourced seafood and organic produce. His concept for Roxana encompasses international tapas, complemented by a bar program of top-shelf liquor. Roxana will seat 55 in an inviting setting that evokes the sensibility of a private club.
The award-winning chef Martineau has worked at hotels and restaurants in the U.S., London and France previously. His move to Martha’s Vineyard followed a series of three executive chef positions in Southern California—Montage Beverly Hills being one of them. In 2007, Martineau joined the pre-opening team of The Peninsula Hotel in Tokyo, serving as chef de cuisine of Peter Restaurant for five years. For six years, he worked with Chef Daniel Boulud’s at DANIEL—the New York flagship of Boulud’s restaurant empire.
Bernard Chiu, Harbor View Hotel’s owner says he excited to see how his creative vision unfolds and look forwards to introducing an elevated culinary experience to his guests.