Grace Bay Club's 2016 Chocolate Lovers Showcase winning dish.

crème brûlée meets chocolate truffle

Compared to other kitchen jobs – with the chopping, searing, shouting and constant motion – pastry work can seem almost ethereal, like alchemy sifted with sugar and dreams. It follows that pastry makers might think a bit differently. So it went with this year’s Grace Bay Club entry in the 2016 Chocolate Lovers Showcase Sweet…

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Chef Eddwin Gallardo

choco taco: a new twist on a classic

n retrospect, the amazing thing about Edwin Gallardo’s inspiration for his 2016 Chocolate Lovers Showcase Savory Award-winner wasn’t the subtle genius that hybridized the deep, complex flavors of duck confit with the richness of dark chocolate and the bright notes of citrus. Rather, it was an impulse universally recognizable to just about anyone who has…

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Zest's new summer menu

hot new summer menu at zest

Gansevoort Turks + Caicos gave Stelle,  its fine-dining restaurant, a well-received winter upgrade. Afterward, Exec. Chef Joel Vallar’s attention turned to the restaurant’s casual beachfront sister, Zest, and it looks like Provo’s in for a tasty summer. Zest originally carved out its mark as a chic outdoor gathering spot, famed by guests and locals alike…

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chef erik gremmer: the doctrine of better

In the 45 years since Alice Waters planted French provincial sensibilities in North­ern California soil and launched the North American culinary revolution, appreciation for quality ingredients and insightful sim­plicity has become a global standard for elite cuisine. But while the doctrine of simplicity is an article of received faith for many, Erik Grem­mer, 42, came…

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