Thursday, April 14, 2016
I have a weird relationship with collaboration. On the one hand I thin we do some of our best work as a culinary team, bouncing ideas off each other. On the other hand, I think that sometimes singular vision can be the most poignant and unique. Because of this, and because our menu changes to often, I am constantly pushing my staff to be inquisitive and work on new ideas. This is a dish by one of our cooks, Julia Felder. Spring Chicken and Marcona Almond Ballotine with shaved fennel and braised purple cabbage puree.
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Monday, April 11, 2016
The bright yellow oxalis flowers that are popping up along the coast are a true harbinger of spring! Kids often call these flowers “sour-grass” and suck on them like wild sour candies. I wanted to find a way to harness the beauty and energy of these amazing spring blossoms. We took hundreds of blossoms and put them through a wheat-grass juicer to slowly pull out the fluorescent yellow juice. In this dish we have marinated a live diver scallop with oxalis juice and then painted the juice onto the plate. Sea Beans, Wild Oxalis Leave and Roots finish the dish.
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