Chef Jesus OlivaresThe morning crew at Via Reál restaurant nervously awaits the chef’s arrival. When he walks in the door, they inform him that there is nothing available for the daily special. But within minutes, Chef Jesus Olivares combs the walk-in cooler, the pantry and his seasoning rack to find a handful of ingredients that...
When he swaps his chef’s hat for a skull cap and moves with ease through the mesquite scrub of the south Texas chaparral, Jesse Griffiths could easily be mistaken for a professional hunting guide. On this day, he instructs his companions on the favored hiding spots of the...Read more
For starters, Chef Christian Mailloux serves a canapé of smoked salmon and caviar, consommé a la royale, and an olive, celery and smoked almond plate. These are unconventional appetizers by current standards, but identical to those on the menu of The Redlands Inn a century ago. To celebrate the centennial of Palestine’s landmark structure, Chef Christian...Read more