the all-star team behind this past weekend’s shoot for popfoods.tv, hosted by the infamous chef russell jackson, directed by raffi asdourian, shot by jon chen, and yours truly [me] as one of the special guests, along with award-winning, tv chopping star chefs lance knowling, and pastry chefs ashley holt & thiago silva. more soon. for now, you can drool over one of his recent tastings below and/or also a past tasting here at louro or the
dirty bad santa xmas dinner party i hosted as the top chef.
the subculture dining experience: think a museum, with your favorite artist having an art installation ready for viewing, but only for a limited time — the bonus is you get to
harass the chef himself and pull a portandia “can i see the chicken’s headshot & resume? did the chicken have a happy life?” kindly inquire about the dish choices and ingredients since the chef is in clear conversational view. foodies’ challenging questions are welcomed!
the chef at work, and we have the pleasure of watching him add final touches to each course, aka front row for a top chef competition.
clams in pozole verde, poblano lime cumin broth, micro greens – excellent.
paired with: toasted kombu rum, velvet flurnum & green juice drink with muddled jalepeno
and what do we have here? brown paper bag…bringing you back to its roots
picadillo taco: aged cabbage, mexican creme, chile arbol salsa – amazing.
paired with: chile vodka, kummel, lime, pisco style
chicken roulade: crispy skin, rose petal mole sauce [perfected poached chicken breast might i add]
palate cleanser: deep fried pineapple. dehydrated honey and chipotle salt
THIS MAGICAL DESSERT. in the glass for dipping: blue corn alote, chocolate, pilincco, buttered rum + buckwheat churros
redefining churros, with a fancy, intoxicating yet delicate flair.
the pate de fruit, banana/dry rum
as per usual, i was quite behind on my cocktail pairings. amazing experience.
his next upcoming “art installation” is coming up and more info here! enjoy!