Esteban Restaurant Welcomes New Executive Chef Ben Hillan

Posted on August 31st, 2023 by Esteban Restaurant

Esteban Restaurant, located at 700 Munras Avenue in Monterey, announces Ben Hillan has been appointed Executive Chef. Chef Ben's cooking style hinges on the belief that simplicity leads to complexity, allowing the best seasonal ingredients to speak for themselves.

Raised in Santa Cruz and a graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Ben Hiller began his career of more than 10 years at Seascape Beach Resort in Aptos, was mentored by celebrated Chef Roy Yamaguchi during his time at Roy's Spanish Bay, and served as Executive Chef of Humble Sea Brewing Company in Felton.

At Est├ęban, Chef Ben has put his twist on farm-to-table freshness with additions to the tapas happy hour and dinner menus including Crispy Mushroom & Burrata featuring Lake Family oyster mushrooms, piparra peppers, paprika mix, and sherry vinegar as well as Vieiras con Jamon, featuring seared scallops, roasted pepper yogurt, Serrano ham, shelling peas, and corn cream batida.

Esteban Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor patio dining daily. Tapas Happy Hour is 4:30pm-6:30pm each day, dinner hours are 4:30pm-8:30pm Sunday - Thursday, and 4:30pm-9pm Friday and Saturday. Please call 831-375-0176 or visit our website for reservations.