I serve straight-forward food that strives to let great ingredients speak strongly. My ideas are informed by many of the great world cuisines, as well as many of the chefs I have had the privilege of working with. I feel a strong commitment to serving food that is nourishing as well as being delicious. An emphasis on whole grains, vegetables, and pastured meats informs my cooking; I strive to highlight the natural flavor of responsibly produced foods.
I’m very comfortable accommodating restricted diets. If you let me know about your needs ahead of time, you can trust I’ll keep you safe and make you something great.
Hearth and Cellar dinners are fun, relaxed events. We let the food do most of the talking, and will make sure that you have what you need without hovering or fussing. I try hard to encourage guests to engage with one another as well as with the meal. My goal with every dinner is to bring together an interesting group of people to participate in a relaxed feast.
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As January turns into February, which drags on towards March, the days of sun and warmth seem a world away. Let me transport you somewhere sunny for one evening. I’ll be cooking up a menu that features the best winter produce from around the world. Bright, bold flavors will make it seem like Spring is almost here.
I’ll be presenting this menu on Sunday February 18th, at Lento Restaurant. Dinner is served at 6PM. I’ll offer a selection of wine and beer for sale. We’ve sold out every dinner so far, so if you like the sound of this menu, don’t wait to get your tickets. See you at the table!
Charred Seafood Salad
Spanish octopus, calamari,
broccoli rabe, and chili vinaigrette
sweet potatoes, Mikato Rose radish,
and aged local cheese
spicy coconut sauce, red lentil fritters, and grilled kohlrabi
A Mexican Dreams of Hawaii
pork shoulder braised with grilled pineapple & cilantro; served with brown rice and roasted cabbage
perfectly ripe, custardy persimmon with
whipped yogurt and toasted almonds
burnt orange-brandy syrup, whipped cream, and a cocoa nib cookie