Flavor Excursions #23 Lobster and Bellinies rooftop addition.

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Octopus!

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!

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 […]

CULINARIA The Caribbean

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!

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!

Riesling poached scallop over Parsnip puree and puff pastry with blueberry compote.

Roasted GA Peach with pine nut brittle @ SSC.

Cook Books.

Menu Design This is an old book my mom and I found at Accapella Books in Atlanta. Basically a visual display of old menus from restaurants to airliners. Great coffee table book. Good luck finding it though.

Cook Books!

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 […]