Sunday, January 30, 2011
The first step is making a chicken thigh pate. From there we cube it. At service we tempura and serve it on a rosemary skewer and served with rosemary infused potato puree and chorizo sauce. The guest is informed to eat the thigh with one bite and follow it up with a spoonful of the sauces.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Monday, November 15, 2010
Since my time in Thailand, I have always be intrigued with the flavors from the region. With the traditional flavors of this soup kept in mind, we introduce this soup in a modern simplistic way. The soup is poured table side, the potato-pumpkin gel melts away into the hot soup.
Pumpkin,Potato "Gel Strip"
For the holidays we thought we would be festive and incorporate a seasonal "pie" to the menu. We combine pumpkin pie filling and pumpkin ice cream and charge it. Shoot it into a balloon and freeze the exterior in nitrogen. It is placed on top of pumpkin pie mousse and pie crust, served with vanilla ice cream.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
It wasn't until I received Fiji Albacore that I started liking Albacore. Mikuni Wild Harvest fishes off the coast of Fiji and supplies us with this fish. Black and white comparison to the common Albacore that many sushi restaurants use. The most current dish and most simplistic on the menu is seared albacore, grapes, mizuna and daikon. There is no need to mask the suttle flavor with fried onions, chili oil and other garnishes.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
For me the process of creating a dish starts with notes and quick sketches of the dishes. Throughout the day I write down ideas and flavor profiles as they come to mind. At the end of service, I start sketching the dishes that I would like to start working on the following day.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
We have recently started to roll out Spring dishes. Nothing says Spring better then morels and fava beans. We sous vide Wagyu striploin and cook 45 minutes at 59 degrees celcius. At pick up, we sear and glaze it with soy-garlic. Being in LA and surrounded by great produce, all the vegetables for this dish are purchased at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
I have worked with "C.C." since I started at the Thompson Hotel. Here are a few dishes that she has photographed for me. You can view her work by clicking on the link below.