About that New Pork Belly Slider!

About that New Pork Belly Slider!

Last month, I chatted up our delicious Salmon Belly, and I couldn’t overlook our other new addition, the Pork Belly Slider. Just like the salmon dish, I use the underside of the animal – that soft, tender, fatty part of the meat that brings about an...

Delightfully NEW ~ Salmon Toro

I like to look at summertime as a great time to add new items to our menu at Flatiron. Recently, I’ve added the Salmon Belly (Toro) to the menu. As someone who filets salmon everyday, I know very well that the belly of the salmon is so thin and tender that if...

Here’s to Spring!

It’s the time of year for tea lights, crisp wine flavors, and bright, fresh ingredients. All this spring fever brings on a tremendous number of people looking to have small events catered… for showers, wedding parties, and even home gatherings. And we get...

Thinking Sweet Thoughts

The aftermath of Valentine’s Day always has me thinking sweet thoughts… about dessert, that is. I love a dessert to cap off a meal. It’s fun. It’s delicious. And nothing says you treasured spending time with people quite like having that one...
The Braising Technique

The Braising Technique

It’s wintertime… and it finally feels like winter here in Charlotte, NC. How about that 70+ degree holiday we just had? With the new chill in the air, I often turn to one of my favorite cooking methods: Braising. I find it brings forth the ‘comforting’ flavors...
Visit to Adrienne’s Pizza Bar

Visit to Adrienne’s Pizza Bar

After the Starchefs International Chefs Congress, I took off my badge and hit the streets of NYC – specifically to go visit Adrienne’s Pizza Bar where my brother in law, Master Pizzaiolo Nick Angelis, makes incredible pies. With a line often wrapping around and crowds...
Attending Starchef’s International Chefs Congress

Attending Starchef’s International Chefs Congress

For the past several years, I’ve taken an enviable trip to the Starchefs International Chefs Congress. It’s kind of a ‘who’s who’ of chefs from all over the world. This year, the event carried a Spanish theme – featuring chefs including Quique Dacosta and Mario...
Seasonal Flavors

Seasonal Flavors

There’s something about the crispness of an Autumn day that somehow makes us crave warmth – and that warmth is often satiated by certain flavors. For me, squash – whether an Acorn or a Butternut – is one of the quintessential ingredients of seasonal cuisine in the...