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Far Niente Italian Restaurant Opens At St. Regis Bora Bora

September 11, 2013 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Ciao from Far Niente! The St. Regis Bora Bora is pleased to announce the opening of its fourth restaurant, Far Niente. The Italian brick-oven restaurant will highlight the mouth watering cuisine of Northern Italy with sprinkles of Polynesian flavors, directed by Chef, Loic Pfeiffer.  
Working closely with his culinary team on site, Pfeiffer crafted a menu filled with Italian favorites coupled with island and local flavor. Signature dishes include Tagliatelles Tartuffo – a delicious homemade pasta cooked in a creamy truffle sauce topped with grated truffle; and the Minestrone of Locals Fruits and Vegetables served with Tahaa Island vanilla tea and a basil sorbet, infused with local basil from the Resort’s garden.

“We named the restaurant Far Niente because it reminds the Resort’s owner, Mr. Wan, of his favorite Italian restuarant in Los Angeles. Mr. Wan worked closely with Italian designer Michaela to mimic the atmosphere he fell in love with 20 years ago,”   says, Michael Schoonewagen, General Manager at the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort. We are certain our guests will enjoy the authentic flavors and aesthics Far Niente offers.”

Prior to arriving in French Polynesia, Pfeiffer started his career at Hôtel du Parc of Obernais with Marc Wucher. In Strasbourg, France, Pfeiffer cooked at Au Crocodile alongside Chef Emile Jung, a prestigious Michelin Star restaurant; he was later sous chef of La Grappa, a famous gastronomic Italian restaurant in the city. Pfeiffer studied culinary arts at Illkirch, one of the best hotel and catering schools in France and won the silver medal in a gastronomic championship at the European Festival in Strasbourg.

Far Niente will be open 6-10 p.m. local time from Thursday to Monday.

For more information on about Far Niente and the St. Regis Bora Bora, please visit :

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