New Years Wishes from Cuisiniers

Wow, what a roller coaster ride the past decade has been!  So hello 2010; we welcome you with open arms and hungry bellies.  As exciting and challenging as the last 10 years were, I look to the future with anticipation of having many more years to accomplish set goals, while continuing to enhance my skills and knowledge in the ever-evolving culinary arts.

This coming year, dining menus promise to be even more delicious.  Here are a few things to look forward to:  Varieties of cupcakes, lamb burgers, fresh pickles, smoked salts, anything with bacon, romesco sauce, grilled cheese sandwiches, empanadas, grain salads, even more “small plates”, savory jams, flatiron steaks, marcona almonds, different flavors of bolonese, new takes on cauliflower, Rhone varietals grown in the U.S., herb infused cocktails, decanted champagne, unique flavors of macroons, infused chocolates, guided private foodie trips, Penn Cove mussels, and with any luck at all, more caviar!

I am excited to be kicking off 2010 with this week’s opening of our “Gallery at Interlachen”.  Here, you will discover the newest destination for private meetings, conferences and intimate social events nestled within a unique art gallery setting.  I invite you to stop by for a tour and allow us the opportunity to help you entertain deliciously and EASILY.

The past 18 months or so have really been a reminder that even with all its bounty, this wonderful world we live in unfortunately can still prohibit access to what many of us take for granted….fresh, nourishing fruits and vegetables – a growing problem that needs a lot of attention to even attempt to resolve.  This is why I, along with my good friend Jorge Arredondo have established The Peas Foundation.  Our mission is to produce eating alternatives simply by partnering with a variety of agencies to combat poor nutrition and help raise awareness.  Over the next few months, I will be updating you on our progress and occasionally reaching out for assistance.

Thank you again for your continued support and friendship.  I wish each and every one of you a rewarding new decade, personally and professionally.  And don’t forget to…
Entertain Deliciously!

Chef Jamie