Critically-Acclaimed Chef and Restaurateur Ryan Ratino of Hive Hospitality’s Two Michelin-Starred Jont and One Michelin-Starred Bresca Opening MAASS at Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale

The contemporary wood-fire concept at Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale brings new luxury dining experience to the property’s beachfront
December 20, 2023,
Fort Lauderdale, U.S.A.

Critically-acclaimed chef and restaurateur Ryan Ratino and the award-winning team behind Hive Hospitality’s two Michelin-starred JONT and one Michelin-starred Bresca announce the opening of their newest concept, MAASS. Located at Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale (525 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard), the concept, created in partnership with Fort Hospitality Group, opens December 21, 2023. 

The contemporary wood-fire concept is inspired by the techniques of Europe and Japan and features a seasonal menu that showcases ingredients sourced from the finest markets across these two regions. In addition to an expansive wine program, MAASS’ artful, innovative cocktail menu is inspired by the "Venice of America" spirit of Fort Lauderdale and pays homage to some of the most infamous boats and yachts in pop culture. 

The restaurant's talented culinary team, led by Ratino and Executive Chef Jonathan Kaiser, aim to create an immersive guest experience that channels the dining culture of Europe's most exciting gastronomic cities. 

“The Hive Hospitality team and I are thrilled to partner with the Fort Hospitality and Four Seasons teams with the introduction of MAASS to Four Seasons in Fort Lauderdale,” says Ratino. “We have a great respect for South Florida's hospitality culture and are honoured to join the community among the many talented chefs we have come to call friends over the past few years. With MAASS, we hope to bring something inspired and well curated to the market to showcase the collaborative efforts of these three very detail-oriented individuals.”

“Fort Hospitality is elated to collaborate with talented Chef Ryan Ratino and his team, offering an extraordinary and memorable experience that delights the palate and the senses,” says Keith Space, President of Fort Hospitality. 

Designed by London-based Tara Bernerd & Partners, the vision for MAASS was conceived to create a seamless flow from indoor to outdoor, capitalizing on the stunning oceanfront views from both the dining room and a lush, intimate outdoor garden. The restaurant’s thoughtful design elements intermingle Florida’s tropical modernism with its yachting heritage.

MAASS is Hive Hospitality’s first concept outside of Washington, DC and marks a new chapter for the restaurant group and the return of Chef Ryan Ratino to Florida, where he attended Le Cordon Bleu. The restaurant will further enhance the dining experience at Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale, the newest and only Five Diamond addition to the city’s luxury landscape in the nation’s yachting capital.  

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