Category: Starters

Crab Shrimp Lettuce Cups with Black Bean Mango Salsa, Chili Vinaigrette

The crisp-tender qualities of butter lettuce make it a light little holder that can contain any number of fillings, making it a go-to base...

BEEF CARPACCIO, PICKLED RADISH, FENNEL AND CARROTS, YUZU (OR GRAPEFRUIT) VINAIGRETTE

Be particularly selective with your meat in this recipe, as carpaccio is, plain and simple, raw beef, pounded to tenderness to turn it into...

Pan-Seared Tuna Tataki

Soba noodles colored and flavored with green tea, known as cha soba, make a unique presentation, and the contrasting color of the rare pink...

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Shop your farmers’ market for a variety of heirloom tomatoes from Yellow Pear to Green Zebra, Cherokee Purple, and Red Brandy wine to add...

Steamed Mussels with Tequila

When you’re looking for a first-class starter but don’t have a lot of time to devote to it, mussels make a great choice. They cook in...

Caesar Salad, Romaine Hearts

This Hell’s Kitchen take on the standard Caesar finishes with sweet and spicy pickled onions and homemade croutons; Parmesan is baked...

Pan-Fried Red Snapper

Baby beets are sweeter than mature beets, and when roasted their sweetness is further concentrated. A sweet-sour grapefruit salad...

Grilled Peach Salad

Wait for peach season, spring or summer depending on where you live for this one, as this special salad demands the perfection of a...

Lobster Spaghetti

Lobster is one of the few foods we bring home live from the store to kill and cook ourselves. If you’re up for...

Cioppino with Squid, Turbot

Saffron, the most luxurious of spices, is infused in oil to make the most of its exotic golden color and intoxicating flavor. The oil...