We're back with another exciting edition of "Guess The Chef." This round, we are guessing the Chef for the September 29th dinner....
If you follow CTbites, you've likely heard about the upcoming "Fork It Over" underground dinners to benefit The Westport Farmers' Market. If not, WFM is hosting 4 pop up dinners over the next 2 months with both mysterious locations and guest chefs. We've had so many questions regarding what mystery chef will be cooking on which dates that we thought we'd have ourselves a little fun.
The Guest Chef Cooking on September 29th gave these clues to CTbites. The FIRST PERSON TO GUESS THE CHEF BELOW WINS a basket of fabulous swag from local CT vendors courtesy of The Westport Farmers' Market. Good luck!!
What is your favorite ingredient?
Eggs. They are so versatile and have many different applications. They can be used in any meal of the day and are found in dishes all across the world. My favorite way to cook an egg is to poach it and then eat it alongside pork belly, braised greens, and toast.
Hobby when not cooking?
Brewing beer. I have been doing it for three years and currently, I'm building an automated system that can brew batches up to thirty-one gallons. My specialties are hoppy IPA's and chocolate stouts.
What is the last dish you cooked for yourself?
I had broken down a chicken from Sankow Beaver Brook Farms, so I seared the breasts and served it with sautéed asparagus and mushrooms and smashed red potatoes. I was cooking for my wife, who is just learning her way around the kitchen, so I like to show her that simple ingredients cooked and seasoned well can have huge flavor, and anyone can do it.
Favorite Chef (other than yourself)?
Bun Lai of Miya's Sushi in New Haven. He is extremely creative and transforms the most unsuspecting ingredients into delicious sushi. He is also a leader for the sustainable seafood movement and even supplies his restaurant with wild seafood from his own local shellfishing grounds. Plus, he is genuinely one of the nicest guys I have ever met.
Favorite restaurants in CT or anywhere around the world?
Miya's Sushi (New Haven, CT)
Momofuku Noodle Bar (New York, NY)