Here is a classic dessert from my old stomping ground at the Royce.  Our signature warm bread pudding, with crunchy heath, salty caramel, and the sweet earthiness of the ice cream make this dessert stand out.  The mushrooms are purchased dried and are used as a flavori...


  • ½ C Chop Cilantro

  • ½ C Chop Parsley

  • 1 onion fine dice

  • 2 Garlic (micoplane)

  • 2 limes juiced

  • ½ C grapeseed oil

  • ½ C EVO

  • 2 T white wine Vinegar

  • Salt to taste


  • Combine

Mixed greens with a light lemon vinaigrette this is not! Here we have hearty salad with bold flavors and a crunchy texture. The smoky spice of the charred peppers brings out the light grill on the baby romaine hearts.  The pickled shallots add pleasant shots of brightn...

The sunchoke or Jerusalem artichoke is represented in three preparations here and showcases its versatility.  A great substitute for potatoes, sunchoke have a natural subtle sweetness to them.  The beef tenderloin is enhanced by the red wine sunchoke puree and the punc...

Here we have a simple panna cotta elevated to something special for summer.  I love panna cotta because its rather easy to put together but the rich custard like dessert has the most pleasant, decadent mouth feel.   The sweetness of the coconut milk is balanced by the...

Feels like summer on your plate! Here we have a simple salad of tomatoes and goat cheese brought to a new level with the sweetness of the strawberries.  The tomatoes should be soft but not mushy and be sure to never put these beautiful tomatoes in the refrigerator.  Fo...

Here we have a Japanese inspired appetizer that’s a great way to start your elevated dinner party.  The richness of the fish is balanced with the brightness for the hearts of palm and the umami flavor of the smoky mushrooms.  Here the tofu acts as a creamy dressing tha...

My love for movies is on display here!  Again, we are utilizing corn in more than one preparation and blending the popcorn into a fine dust is a fun twist.  The powder will add that salty flavor and balance well with the lime butter and natural sugar from the corn.  In...

Gazpacho is great option for summer.  Cool, crisp, and clean this soup showcases the versatility of watermelon with three preparations. The contrasts in flavor and textures enhance the experience and sneaking in some silken tofu and body and viscosity to the watermelon...

It’s a bold statement but I’m sure garlic is my favorite ingredient.  Here we have versatile garlic chips that work wonderfully with meats, fish, poultry, and vegetables.  Blanching the sliced garlic in fresh milk and sugar helps to remove the aggressive  heat from the...

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