by Steven Doyle
Possibly more famous for his Sprint ads than his amazing cheffing ability, Blaine Staniford will host the next incarnation of the Uncommon Ramen Series at UchibaAugust 27th.
Top Knot, the new modern American restaurant with Asian roots that features shareable plates with market ingredients and flavors from Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Japan, and just hosted Chef Stephan Pyles of Flora Street Cafe in the last installment of the Top Knot Summer Ramen Series on Monday, June 26, Chef John Tesar will be on hand July 31, and Chef Mei Lin for final installment of the summer on Monday, August 28.
“The Summer Ramen Series gives us a chance to collaborate with other chefs, brewers, and farmers for one night to create something fun and special for our community,” comments Top Knot’s Chef de Cuisine Angela Hernandez. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
FT33 is busily planning the first installment of their annual guest chef series. Make your reservations today for the February 17, 2014 event where chef-owner Matt McCallister welcomes Chef Richard Kuo from Pearl & Ash in NYC. Kuo and McCallister will prepare a collaborative 8 course dinner consisting of seasonal cuisine, and will have some stellar pairings selected specifically for each course.
Kuo was born in Taiwan but raised in Australia, and came to the U.S. to work as a cook when he was 25. At Pearl & Ash, where he’s running his own place for the first time, Kuo proves himself to be a thoughtful chef with a fluency in flavors, plating much like McCallister with similar fervor. Continue reading