Octopus!

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Octopus is one of my favorite things. Not only is it a beautifully graceful sea creature it’s also (when cooked right) a delicious protein served hot or cold. I always poach my octopus in a well seasoned broth with the addition of a few corks. Not sure if this wives tale really works but it’s […]

Poached pear!

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I’m a dessert fan but I don’t like super sweet desserts. For this yummy dessert of poached pear with coco whipped cream, candies oat crumble and reduced apple juice I kept it pretty simple. The pear was poached in apple juice (no added sugar). The whipped cream is simply coco powder and a little sugar […]

Flavor Excursions #22 Greece

Here are a few highlights from Flavor Excursions #22 Greece. Thanks to Karen Wink for the photo credit.

Flavor Excursions 19

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Chef Hopeton St.Clair Hibberts Flavor Excursions Masterfully anti mediocre! We’re baaaaack! After a little hiatus Oksana and I are ready to take on the new year with more FLAVOR EXCURSIONS! Our next dinner approaching Saturday March 26th will be ‘UNITED COLORS OF HOPETON’ A seven course collage of vibrant plates showcasing style and color inspired […]

CULINARIA The Caribbean

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CULINARIA has been my favorite go to cook book for years. It’s so much more than a cookbook, more like an encyclopedia to the worlds culinary landscape. Everything from alcohol to deserts are covered regionally in each book be it France or Russia. I own many and The Caribbean is the latest to add to […]

Friends cooking for Chef!

BBQ Shrimp

On a recent trip to New Orleans Oksana and I were blessed to be served THE most delicious shrimp I’ve ever had in my life! Friends Gino and Dawn Kalkanoglu took us to a local outdoor seafood market and purchased 4lbs of awesome 13/15 [#indicates the amount per lb]shrimp (probably a hours out of the […]

Serenade Supper Club! Trailer…

Serenade Supper Club, a great experience from whatever angle your enjoying it from. Check it out!

Cook Books!

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Wagamama Cookbook Wagamama is a very cool and smart restaurant that was ahead of its time in 1999 when I visited it, I can only imagine where they are today. If you ever have the opportunity to dine there, do so! This cookbook touches on a few of their great Asian tastes with recipes easy […]

Serenade Supper Club #2

Come join us at Serenade Supper Club #7 Saturday August 1st 2015. Serenade Supper Club sign up! For SSC #2 we featured artist Alexandra Jackson. She is a singer, songwriter, musician, and arranger. Her style is a great blend of jazz, soul, and funk. We chose Alexandra because she is a great talent who delivered […]

Flavor Excursions Series, Trailer #2

Trailer #2. Full episode is coming out soon.