Posts tagged "giuseppe tentori"

Buying a Barrel of Bourbon

The winning bourbon!
Over lunch a week ago, chef Giuseppe Tentori asked, “What are you doing next Monday? I’m going with Ben (Ben Schiller the head mixologist for Boka) to Buffalo Trace to buy a barrel of bourbon for the restaurant. You want to come?” My eyes lit up and I asked if he was joking, thankfully he... Read more »

20 Questions with CEO Bill Terlato - Terlato International

20 Questions with CEO Bill Terlato - Terlato International
Bill Terlato has my job! Oh, you don’t know Bill? The Terlato family is one of the largest wine marketers, importers & winery owners in the country and it all began here in Chicago. Started over 50 years ago by Bill’s father, Anthony, he worked with his father and father-in-law to start bringing fine wine to the Chicago... Read more »

20 Questions with Chef Michael Taus - Zealous

20 Questions with Chef Michael Taus - Zealous
Michael Taus has been a part of the Chicago restaurant scene for nearly 2 decades. From an industry perspective that’s a huge accomplishment, personally I think it’s impressive he’s stayed relevant by changing and adapting with culinary trends and the economy. I’ve never worked with Michael but he’s cut from an old school cloth. He... Read more »
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20 Questions with Giuseppe Tentori of GT Fish and Oyster

I’ve known Giuseppe Tentori for over 10 years now. We met when he was the sous chef at Charlie Trotter’s and I was a very new, green stagiere. Over the years, we’ve become great friends. He’s one of the sincerest, funniest guys I know and gives as good as he gets. On a cold morning... Read more »

GT Fish & Oyster

One hell of a good bite!
I need to begin this post with a disclaimer. Chef Giuseppe is a good friend. I’ve known him since my days cooking at Charlie Trotter’s. I even attended his wedding this past summer. I know I can’t go in to his restaurant without being noticed. Nothing I’ll say here, he hasn’t already heard. If I... Read more »

Restful Weekend?

Restful Weekend?
I know everyone is looking to enjoy the Indian Summer, but Halloween is coming! I know I’ll still be out and about, but not lighting my hair on fire, throw caution to the wind crazy. Sunday the Bears play at home, the city will be alive with excitement upon Jay Cutler’s return. This past week... Read more »
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Chicago Gourmet

Next weekend Chicago’s premier food festival Chicago Gourmet kickoffs in Millennium Park. Each year it gets bigger and better. The big highlights this year are the Grand Cru wine tasting, various cooking demonstrations and the Friday event the Hamburger HOP. To get all the info, check out the website and get your tickets today! In... Read more »

Triple Seared Beef - Giuseppe Tentori

This is an old technique from Japan on how to sear meat with a deep rich flavor. I’ve used this technique at a few restaurants and Giuseppe’s version with American Whiskey is a fun new twist. Giuseppe is the well known local Executive Chef at Boka. We met when he was the Sous Chef at... Read more »