Chris DiMinno runs the kitchen at Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon. No small task considering that the “European style tavern” is packed during dinner and lunch, every day of the week. Focusing on farm-to-table dishes created with ingredients sourced as locally as possible, Chris and his team consistently serve up delicious dishes like pappardelle, sausage and leg of rabbit, baby carrots, tarragon, scapes, ricotta salata and off the charts snacks like truffled popcorn. No wonder people keep coming back. Chris was Hanging with Harris.
In the latest episode of Roots, Jason Stratton tells how he went from studying avant-garde poetry in Spain to becoming the award-winning chef of Seattle's Spinasse, Artusi, and Aragona. Roots takes a deep biographical look into the world's most influential chefs to reveal their inspirations, Ancestry.com style except not really. **UPDATE: Stratton recently announced his departure from his killer restaurants, citing a need for a sabbatical out in the great wide world. Dude is gonna read some books and nod thoughtfully at art like whoa.
Missing ingredients. Too many guests. A cramped kitchen. Experience the first night of service at Chef Brett Cooper's Aster in San Francisco. Opening Night immerses you in the rush of the unknown, as restaurants around the world open their doors for the first time. These things only happen once. Snag that coveted seat at the line, on us.