Citrus Dressing

This is a great dressing for the approaching spring weather. Great on salads or an awesome marinade for poultry or just drizzle on some fish after cooking. Enjoy Chef Hopeton Citrus Vinaigrette 1 1/3 c orange juice 1/3 c lime juice ¼ c rice wine vin 2 T Honey ¼ tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp […]

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

Fine Steaks & Small Plates @ Cigar City Club.

Few years ago I met Julius Bolton, who asked me to cook birthday dinner for his wife Olga. The dinner got such rave reviews that over next years I have been back in their house as their private chef cooking for different family occasions. One of these nights Julius shared with me his vision of […]

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 […]

Serenade Supper Club #3

Come join us at Serenade Supper Club on May 10th. SIGN UP NOW This month’s featured artist is Rachel Rachal. We all were blown away by last month’s artist and you can expect the same in May. Rachel is going to continue on the momentum we have going. Our 4-course meal, created and prepared by […]

Flavor Excursions. The series trailer.

For those who missed us or are just curious about what goes on at Flavor Excursions here’s a glimpse.

Serenade Supper Club!

Where music and food complement. From the creators of Flavor Excursions and Culinary Conversations & Connections, a new supper club is born. A supper club that merges the passions of the creators – delicious culinary creations and outstanding live music – is sure to satisfy many pleasures. Our menu for the night is: Chicken terrine […]

Chefs @ Pine Street Market!

Pine Street Market produces a variety of handmade artisan meats such as salami, bacon, sausage, pancetta and coppa. We bring together the best of time tested recipes and cutting edge technology to offer the highest quality, USDA inspected products. It’s applying a fine dining philosophy to the foods we enjoy everyday. Chef Hopeton is now […]

Flavor Excursions #17 Seafood; Unusual suspects

Amuse Bouche Smoked Moon Fish Brussel Sprout with pork belly and tomato water Course 1 Crab and Duck crab gumbo with sticky rice and roasted duck Course 2 Tuna and Chicken fried chicken marinated tuna with mung bean kimchi Course 3 Seafood Sausage and Chorizo seafood sausage and chorizo relish with white bean puree and […]

Flavor Excursions #16

This Second installment of Steak & Whiskey was prepared with Painted Hills Beef, with guest Chef Shane Devereux on course 2. Course 1 ITALY Layered Beef carpaccio [diced onion.lemon aioli,arugula, tiny croutons ] Course 2 VIETNAM Chao Course 3 England Beef Wellington Course 4 US Roasted strip loin shaved paper thin served in au jus […]