• 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 …

  • Lobster Tacos with Roast Tomatillo Puree

    Sacrifice is defined as ‘the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim.’  We make sacrifices every day, both large and small.  Lately, I’ve had to sacrifice my family for the sake of this new restaurant, my daughters aren’t very happy with …

  • St. Louis Ribs, 72 Hours Later

    From the moment I took the job opening up this steakhouse, I knew I was going to purchase an immersion circulator. While I never took any interest in molecular gastronomy, sous vide cooking was something that I valued as a cooking method. Sous Vide applications use actual foodstuffs, not that the ingredients in molecular gastronomy …