About Lucas Manteca and

Deanna Ebner


Deanna and Lucas Manteca, have being working in the hospitality/restaurant business for more than 20 years. They met in Costa Rica where Lucas opened his first restaurant when he was just 20 years old. After living and working in a restaurant in South Beach, Miami, they moved to New York City. While there, Lucas graduated from the French Culinary Institute before working with the best in the industry, including Alain Ducasse, Dan Barber, Wayne Nish, Charles Kiely, Sharon Patcher and David Bouley. In 2005, they opened Sea Salt in Stone Harbor, bringing to the Jersey Shore the simplicity of seasonal vegetables gathered from the area served in dishes with fish, game, pork and beef. After amazing seasons at the Shore, the couple saw a need for a good seafood shack in the area, and they opened Quahog's Seafood Shack in 2008. Quahog’s was a classic American shack, and for its menu, Lucas created cuisine that blended the freshness and flavors of Central America and New England. In 2009, the couple closed Sea Salt doors so that Lucas could take an exciting position as Executive Chef at The Ebbitt Room in Cape May’s Virginia Hotel. During his three years at Cape Resorts, he spent time not just as the Executive Chef but also as Food and Beverage Vice President, helping develop and rebrand new food outlets and restaurants.

In 2010 Lucas and Deanna opened Hoof+Fin in Philadelphia, an Argentinean-style restaurant located in Queens Village. And at last, in 2012, they opened The Red Store.

About The Red Store


Husband and wife team Lucas Manteca and Deanna Ebner own and operate the Red Store, a general store, coffee shop and restaurant, in Cape May Point, NJ. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with a menu that uses seasonally available produce. Lucas Manteca, the James Beard nominee and chef, serves focuses on seasonal cuisine with a South American flair inspired by his Argentinean heritage. The Red Store is BYOB and cash only (with an on-site ATM). Dinner service is Reservation Only.

​​Cape May Point General Store