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 […]

Hope Lodge

So recently I had a great opportunity to help volunteer at the Hope Lodge. The Winn Dixe Hope Lodge is a facility designed to make patients being treated for cancer at Emory Hospital feel more comfortable and home like. This is truly a peaceful environment out doing some fine hotels I’ve visited. This was a […]

Soup!

Soup is a delicious dish suitable for any occasion. Lunch, dinner, appetizer, entree or dessert, soup can play a memorable role if done right. I’ve made great soups in thirty minutes and some have taken over an hour. Here are some French classic soup categories. Ingredients may vary depending on your specific idea or recipe. […]

Flavor Excursions #7 French night

With skills learned at Atmosphere Bistro this dinner was a great success. Snack: mussels (moules) with lemon/ fennel cream. Course 1 Cauliflower soup with sweet tomato gelee. Course 2 Crawfish n shrimp Thermidor, truffled mushrooms Course 3 Foie trio Foie Gras/ strawberry Torchone w/ mango Chicken liver mousse/blueberry Course 4 Roasted lamb with Arugula, radish, […]

Flavor Excursions #5 Steak & Whisky

This dinner was great! Five courses of beef prepared five different ways via five different cuisines (French, Japanese, Argentina, American, Moroccan)

Flavor Excursions #3 Fried Chicken and Saki.

This was one of my favorite menus!

A few of my favorites.

A few of my favorite whiskeys from Japan to Kentucky, featured at our ‘Steak and Whiskey night’.

Guess who’s opening a NEW restaurant!

Greetings all, I’m happy to announce that I will be apart of a new restaurant in Atlanta called Food Therapy. This Mediterranean concept will feature a full bar, buffet lunch and full menu for dinner. Food Therapy s menu is filled with fresh from scratch dishes that will make you think your on a FLAVOR […]

Flavor Excursions #6 Asian night

This 11 course Asian dinner was a smash! Amuse bouce – Cherry with pickled ginger and mint. 1. Snapper, Snowcrab and Salmon roe roll. 2. Chilled scallop shashimi w green onion, daikon radish, hoisin dressing. 3. Panang curry Chicken ¬†dumplings. 4. Foil roasted Mataki mushroom. 5. Cilantro, radish BBQ ribs. 6.¬† Asian greens w shitake […]