• Goat Cheese Gnocchi, Spring Vegetable Ragout, English Pea Puree

    Here it is, my first day off from the restaurant, and I’m celebrating with a new post.  It’s been 47 consecutive 14-18 hour days, but who’s counting.  Honestly, I probably could have taken a day off sooner, but chefs, by nature, are control freaks.  It’s not that I don’t trust my staff, but what if…  …

  • Colorado Asparagus Salad w/ Blood Orange

    That Which Is Old Becomes New Again It’s no secret that chefs recycle dishes they have done in the past, most times those dishes will be tweaked to make them better, make them more seasonal, or just because they work really well. The Lobster Tacos I’ve brought to the restaurant are a version of the …

  • Soupe à l’oignon Gratinée…

    …just a fancy way to say French Onion Soup. Anybody who knows me knows I don’t put a great deal of stock in culinary schools. I’ve earned the right to think that way. I graduated from arguably one of the finest in the world. I’ve also had students from my alma mater and dozens of …

  • Roast Corn & Goat Cheese Tamales

    Now that I am a father, soon to be a father again, I am beginning to realize how traditions play a major role in developing an identity, not only for a family, but for children as well. Growing up, we celebrated the American holidays although both my parents were European and had come to the …