HYATT CENTRIC KEY WEST AND CELEBRITY CHEF RICHARD BLAIS PARTNER TO OPEN FOUR FLAMINGOS, A RICHARD BLAIS KEY WEST KITCHEN, THIS SPRING
KEY WEST, FLORIDA (April 3, 2023) – Acclaimed celebrity chef and beloved television personality
Richard Blais announces a summertime pop-up experience, Four Flamingos, A Richard Blais Key West
Kitchen, set to debut at the Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa on May 6th. The waterfront sea-to-
table concept will pay homage to the original Four Flamingos in Orlando, Florida, offering a modern
dining experience combining the memory of vintage era with the bounty of the southernmost island in
the United States.
A nod to its dockside location on the surrounding coastal waters, sustainability will be a focus of the
restaurant with fresh, seasonal ingredients derived through partnerships with local purveyors and
“As we continue to conceptualize the Four Flamingos in Key West, I want to offer our guests a chef
forward menu that provides not only a memorable and innovated island experience but is reflective of
the Hyatt Centric brand,” said Chef Richard Blais. “Each and every bite will be curated with our guest in
mind, for locals and tourists alike, to be savored as they soak in the incredible view of Key West’s
The chef-driven menu will showcase a bone-in swordfish chop, crusted in preserved black key lime and
garlic butter, as well as a bacon wrapped beef filet served with a brown butter bearnaise. An on-site
oyster-shucking station featuring both baked and raw varieties. In addition to the newly crafted
mixology program to offer guests a unique tableside tasting.
“We are thrilled to partner with such an exceptional culinary talent like Richard Blais and provide an
immersive dining and drinking experience never before seen on the island,” said General Manager
Jessica Cain of Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa. “I look forward to having our guests be able to
experience his creativity and vision for Four Flamingos as it comes alive for the big unveil in May.”
This summertime experience will be located at Hyatt Centric Key West on 601 Front St, Key West,
Florida 33040. Four Flamingos, A Richard Blais Key West Kitchen, will mark the second restaurant for
Blais within the Sunshine State, following the 2021 opening of Four Flamingos in Orlando, a Michelin
recommended restaurant. The acclaimed chef is widely recognized as the first winner of Bravo’s Top
Chef All-Stars and current co-host of the cooking competition, Next Level Chef.
For information on Richard Blais, visit www.richardblais.net. To follow his new restaurant concept in Key
West, Florida, visit instagram.com/fourflamingoskeywest/ or OpenTable to book a reservation.
About Hyatt Centric
Hyatt Centric is a brand of full-service lifestyle hotels located in prime destinations. Created to connect
guests to the heart of the action, Hyatt Centric hotels are thoughtfully designed to enable exploration
and discovery so they never miss a moment of adventure. Each hotel offers social spaces to connect
with others in the lobby, meanwhile the bar and restaurant are local hot spots where great
conversations, locally inspired food and signature cocktails can be enjoyed. Streamlined modern rooms
focus on delivering everything guests want and nothing they don’t. A passionately engaged team is
there to provide local expertise on the best food, nightlife and activities the destination has to offer.
For more information, please visit hyattcentrickeywest.com. Follow @HyattCentricKW on Facebook,
Instagram and Twitter, and tag photos with #HyattCentricKW.
About Richard Blais
Richard Blais is a successful chef, James Beard-nominated cookbook author and television personality.
Widely recognized from Bravo’s Top Chef series, Richard was the winner of the inaugural Top Chef All-
Stars Season. Currently, he co-hosts FOX’s Next Level Chef with Gordon Ramsay and Nyesha Arrington.
Blais graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York and trained at The French Laundry,
Daniel, Chez Panisse and el Bulli. He currently owns and operates Trail Blais, a forward-thinking culinary
consulting group that has designed and launched popular eateries across the country. Most recently he
opened Ember & Rye in Carlsbad, California and Four Flamingoes in Orlando, Florida. For more
information on Richard Blais, visit www.richardblais.net.
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