01/22/16
Cuban Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Cubano, Cuban Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Cuban Ham and Cheese SandwichBest sandwich ever! Now, some people may disagree with me. There are more elaborate, gourmet sandwiches and there are simple sandwiches, but when you’re hungry and looking for a descent, dare I say amazing sandwich you gotta eat a cubano. Don’t forget to pair it with a cerveza. I got hooked on these ever since watching Jon Favreau’s movie “Chef“. After seeing their expressions when they tasted the sandwich I was totally sold on trying it. After all, that’s what I strive for when I make food is to bring that “OMFG, this is amazing” feeling to my patrons. Continue reading

12/26/14

Honey Stuffed Goat Cheese Truffles Crusted with Bacon & Pistachio

Honey Stuffed Goat Cheese Truffles Crusted with Bacon & PistachioA creamy, crunchy, sweet delight. This canapé was one of a few that I made for my first official catering experience which is a story in itself. Unfortunately this one never made it to the event due to time constraints. I found The idea of this canapé on pinterest, but it needed an enhancement. I found that the creamy cheese was a little overwhelming and the addition of honey in the center made for a nice sweet surprise. Continue reading

08/14/13

Poached Pear with Black Current Compote, Pear Lace and Roquefort Cheese

Poached Pear with Black Current Compote, Pear Lace and Roquefort CheeseMy MasterChef Canada dish. My wife said I should apply for MasterChef Canada so I did. I made it past the initial application, phone interview and then was asked to show up for the live tasting audition. That’s where my journey ended. My guess is that I didn’t have enough drama for reality TV, which is true, I’m not full of drama. My focus is not on being remembered for how interesting I am, but rather for how well I cook. Continue reading