My cooking has been influenced by my time in Mexico, where I am building a Casa de Huspedes (guest house) and cooking school. I fell in love with the old world techniques: the time taken to grind spices with a mortar and pestle, toast seeds and chiles on a comal, working the masa to make tortillas by hand— honoring the ingredients and coaxing out the flavors in a way that no other techniques can. These techniques lend themselves beautifully the locally-sourced, organic ingredients we are blessed with in the SF Bay Area; where the food scene is all about a chef’s creativity– the perfect place to explore the fusion of the cuisines I love to cook. Allow me to share this privilege with you, with an exquisite meal which I will prepare in your kitchen.
The featured photo here (left) is one example of the results: Foie Gras presented on a delicate hand-crafted corn masa shell with poached green apple and salsa verde (Photo by Joann).
Below are sample menus; I custom-design every menu I produce, working closely with the host/ess. Get in touch and we can work on something truly memorable, together!
(menus are seasonal, each one is custom-designed working closely with the host/ess)