Main Dishes

For the Love of Couscous

Everyone has their “guilty pleasures” when it comes to food…and for many chefs it can be something really out there, think steamed cheeseburgers, Hostess Cakes, greasy poutine.  I guess it’s something that usually hearkens back to childhood and a time before any culinary careers and regular contact with luxury ingredients took off.  In any case, I […]

Braised Chicken with Olives and Peppers

What’s with the recent backlash against the word “foodie”?? A recent issue of one of our favorite cooking magazines recently went on a minor diatribe about this “catchall word for people who appreciate a great meal and what goes into it” and it’s not the first we’ve seen…The editor claims that the word is “goofy” […]

Breton Buckwheat Galettes

When you hop out of your vehicle and wander through the medieval walls into the center of Saint-Malo, Britttany, it is quickly clear that there is no doubt what you are going to be eating for your next meal:  Galettes & Crepes!  Literally every other storefront is a Creperie and each follow a very similar, […]

Franck’s Bouillabaisse

I guess that part of the appeal of cooking and baking is the magic part.  Watching or assisting in transformations is really what it’s all about.  When I was a little girl I would hunt out the tv section of the newspaper to find when Julia Child’s The French Chef was going to be on.  […]

“Risotto” of Heirloom Einkorn Grain with Scallops

  It doesn’t matter how much time we spend working on a new menu, making sure it’s clearly and correctly written, people often don’t seem interested in reading what is actually written down when they order!   We have been serving the rare, ancient grain Einkorn here at the restaurant for almost 2 years, and […]

A Creamy Crab Gratin…

It really is hard to articulate exactly how incredibly intensely we worked in the kitchen at Le Gavroche in London.  At the time, it was kind of surreal to be constantly running, never having a sense of control over the job in front of you, never having had enough sleep that wasn’t ridden with dreams […]

Braised Short Ribs in Red Wine…a Recipe

Photos by Greg Nesbit Photography We make braised short ribs year-round here at the restaurant.  We have to; people just love them.  With olives and  peppers in the summer, with Ponzu Sauce in the fall,  it doesn’t matter what the temperature is outside, short ribs never seem to lose their appeal. With our seasonal menu, […]

Gluten Free Recipes, a Work in Progress…

This past year, gluten free cooking has become our mantra, as more and more guests come into the restaurant who are gluten intolerant. Not satisfied with merely serving them gluten-free bread and discussing the limitations of our menu for them, we decided that it was time to really restructure our menu in a much smarter […]