Seasonality

Seasonality is something that is cherished in our industry. The seasons bring all types of flavors, colors, and textures. Seasons are the big call to arms to change your menu, re-imagine and evolve your cuisine or restaurant and to get back to your roots as a Chef. The seasons are special. The all bring something unique […]

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Lilia

Lilia is located in an old car garage It still has the white tile and spacious high ceilings. The kitchen is completely open. There is an Argentinian style wood grill on the side too. it’s, uh… you know how I feel about wood grills. Anyways, This is a cool space, It feels very open and […]

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Upland stage

Upland is a restaurant in mid-Manhattan. It serves California-inspired cuisine food, in what I would call a semi-casual setting. I felt pretty underdressed in a t-shirt and jeans, everyone else was in a suit coat and slacks. I think that’s just how people dress in Manhattan. The staff looks immaculate. They are polite, knowledgeable and […]

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Chicago VS. NYC pt. 2

I know a lot more about Chicago than NYC. I’ve bumped around Chicago for a little over six years. I’ve spent had the pleasure of eating, staging and working at a myriad of restaurants here. I’m going to try and break my experience here down into a manageable chunk, there is a lot to this city […]

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Tørst stage

Tørst is a beer Bar. Tørst is also known for its Scandinavian tasting menu, Luksus. Sadly Luksus is no longer a thing, and the Chef that brought Luksus to light, Daniel Burns no longer works there, and the Michelin-starred Luksus is no longer a thing. They closed at the end of 2016. Fret not, because, under Chef […]

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