1Place water, honey, sugar, and vanilla seeds in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
2Remove syrup from heat and let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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.