Executive Chef Geoff Lazlo of The Whelk will be the "guest chef" at The Westport Farmers' Market on Thursday August 28th.He will be be demo-ing and serving samples of The Whelk's "Summer Fruit & Vegetable Salad," (view recipe below).
Chef Lazlo has cooked in some of the world's most celebrated kitchens, including Chez Panisse, Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Blue Hill New York as well as in Bordeaux, France where he helped to teach and lead culinary tours of the region for Two Bordelaise. Most recently, Geoff was a sous chef at Gramercy Tavern in New York City where he cooked for 5 years. Geoff’s cooking style is ingredient-driven utilizing seasonal produce from area farms. He has spent his career traveling and visiting these farms to create a lasting relationship and gain a better understanding of their products.
His interests outside of the kitchen include nurturing a seasonal vegetable garden, brewing craft beers with locally sourced ingredients and restoring his much-loved vintage Land Rover Defender 90. Additionally, he loves cooking for his family and friends at home.
Geoff grew up in Walnut Creek, California and in Greenwich, Connecticut. He studied philosophy and psychology at the University of Southern California and the University of San Francisco.
The Whelk Summer Fruit & Vegetable Salad
Raw sliced ingredient list: