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Hamptons Parties 2016

Hamptons Parties 2016

Update:  I have been inundated with requests for events for the summer of 2016. I am currently booked until early October 2016. The summer will be here before we know it and that means people should start thinking about booking their parties for the coming…

My Meatloaf Recipe from the 1770 House

My Meatloaf Recipe from the 1770 House

My Meatloaf Recipe from the 1770 House My good friend, Ina Garten, has popularized my meatloaf recipe that I made at the 1770 House in East Hampton, NY. We have made it together on her show, The Barefoot Contessa. It should feed six to eight…

Private Chef Service: Photos 2015

Private Chef Service: Photos 2015

Private Chef Service: Photos 2015

This past summer I made my first foray into the world of private chef services. Until this summer, I had prepared an occasional private event, usually for good customers of the restaurants I was involved with, or for friends. But I have found that I really enjoy this type of work and now I want to make it a larger part of the services I offer.

This service will be a premium one. I don’t want to do weddings for 300 guests but, instead, private dinner parties with customized menus. The menus may be presented as buffets, plated and coursed events, or as tasting menus with a variety of options. I will also offer paired food and beverage menus that reflect the use of locally grown fruits and vegetables, locally sourced fish and meats and locally produced wines, beers, ciders and coffee. I also prefer to work with organic and bio-dynamic foods. (more…)

Spicy & Aromatic Crab Curry

Spicy & Aromatic Crab Curry

Spicy & Aromatic Crab Curry Lately, I have been working with my friend and fellow chef Jay Jadeja to develop recipes and menus for his new restaurant, West East Bistro, in Oakdale, New York. He plans to open the doors in February 2016 and he…

Grilling at Home with Bincho-tan

Grilling at Home with Bincho-tan

Everyone loves food that is cooked on a grill and for a lot of people who might not otherwise cook, grilling food can be a cathartic experience. Over the last few years, there have been a lot more options available to home cooks such as…

Private Chef Services

Private Chef Services

PRIVATE CHEF SERVICES

This past summer I made my first foray into the world of private chef services. Until this summer, I had prepared an occasional private event, usually for good customers of the restaurants I was involved with, or for friends. But I have found that I really enjoy this type of work and now I want to make it a larger part of the services I offer. (more…)

My Thanksgiving Recipes in Newsday

My Thanksgiving Recipes in Newsday

My Thanksgiving Recipes in Newsday Today in Newsday, my friend Erica Marcus wrote their annual Thanksgiving story and I provided the recipes for the article. The recipes were developed before the photo shoot and they were revised and refined as we shot the dishes. What…

Food Photos from the Summer 2015

Food Photos from the Summer 2015

Click below link to view my shared Lightroom collection: http://adobe.ly/1S0oToN

Bay Scallop Season is Back

Bay Scallop Season is Back

Atlantic Bay Scallop Season is Here

Peconic Bay scallops
Peconic Bay scallops

The first Monday of November is a day I always look forward to, but this hasn’t always been the case. The Atlantic bay scallop season in New York state begins on that day and over the years it has been a rollercoaster ride of harvests and availability. The lives of bay scallops in the Peconic estuary are linked directly with (more…)

Chick-fil-A hits Long Island

Chick-fil-A hits Long Island

Chick-fil-A, the Atlanta-based fast-food chain that specializes in fried chicken sandwiches and nuggets, recently opened in Port Jefferson, NY. The chain enjoys a large and dedicated following that loves the reasonably priced offerings on the menu. The quality of those offerings is another thing to…