Consider that it's Thursday lunchtime and you have 7 guests not likely to desire great hole-in-the wall ethnic food or head lightening cocktails. Oh, and it should be reasonable, not necessarily a chowhound money-is-no-object destination.
Finding the absolute best ingredients such a big part of Chef Antoine Westermann’s culinary career and the main drive behind all of his expertly crafted dishes. His relationship with farmers and purveyors are critical to his work as a chef. While visiting one of his providers in New York, the French chef describes his efforts to find the best local ingredients for his restaurant.
Michael Bulkowski's Go-To Lunch
This is a special episode of My Go-To Dish. Not only does it feature Michael Bulkowski, chef-owner of Revolver in Findlay, Ohio, but we also visit one of the best-known farms in the country: The Chef's Garden in Huron, Ohio. The Chef's Garden is an amazing place, as you'll see in the video. Bulkowski harvests some produce there, and then takes it home to make lunch. To make his go-to lunch your own, see the recipe.
Shrimp are so versatile and quick cooking, you could call them the ocean's pasta. They can be prepared dozens of ways, from sautéed to fried, and served with dipping sauces, in salads, or over risotto.