Show 525, May 13, 2023: Executive Chef and Partner Chris Feldmeier, Bar Moruno, Silver Lake

Chris Feldmeier of Bar Moruno

Owner Executive Chef Chris Feldmeier at Bar Moruno in Silver Lake has recently introduced a Saturday Brunch and a Sunday Roast menu. We get the tempting specifics directly from Chef Chris.

“The Sunday Roast is a set menu of a main protein and two sides (sometimes three) for $75 that very generously feeds two and can definitely satisfy two adults and a child. Sunday May 14th is Rotisserie Pastrami Short Rib with Rye Flatbread, Sauerkraut, Pickles and Macaroni Salad.”

Chef Chris’ Saturday Brunch menu (available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) is inspired by menu items from Bar Moruno’s signature woodfired oven. Consider a wood-oven baked Hoe Cake which is presented in its own little cast iron skillet and Shakshouka made with organic eggs, roasted tomato, onion and piquillo peppers.

Included on the new Brunch menu are colorful libations. How about Chef Chris’ Bull Shot with vodka, sherry and beef bone broth? Also there is a “Nitro Negroni which fulfills one of the eight cups of coffee a serious caffeine person might have on a typical Saturday.”

Show 75, June 7, 2014: Host Jet Tila and Producer Andy Harris

Chef Jet and Producer Andy preview the show.

Central located in the heart of Montgomery, Alabama’s vibrant Downtown entertainment district is a true gem of an American find.

The engaging executive chef with an easy-going manner sets the tone for the place.

The StarChefs Rising Stars Revue is coming to Los Angeles on June 12th. It celebrates Los Angeles’ brightest culinary talent.

Brock Kleweno (Kla-ve-no) is both the executive chef and GM of the historic Yamshiro Hollywood. Their ever-popular Thursday Night Farmers Market has returned through September 4th.

Piero Selvaggio’s Valentino in Santa Monica is celebrating its 41st year. Piero and Executive Chef Nico Chessa have introduced a nightly changing special Italian tasting menu there at the Vin Bar.

Loteria Grill! is celebrating 6 centuries of Mexican Wine with the introduction of a broader selection of fine wines from Northern Baja on their list.

The Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail originating in Florence Italy. It’s Negroni week in the United States and charities are the beneficiaries.

Jet has been doing some top-tier dining in Las Vegas at Raku and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. He also caught a pre-opening party at Giada at The Cromwell boutique luxury hotel.

All of this and lots more absolutely incredible deliciousness on Saturday’s show!

Show 33, June 29, 2013: Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist

The Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-GanimTony is based in the classic cocktail capital of America, b. When it comes to being the ultimate master bartender (and part magician) Tony is the recognized go-to guy on the national scene. When Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” needs a star mixologist they use Tony in the episode!

When Steve Wynn built his enduring masterpiece, the Bellagio, the ultimate destination resort of modern Las Vegas, Tony created the ambitious, trend-setting bar program for the entire project and trained the staff.

Tony is talking about summer cocktails. He takes us through the creation of a special daiquiri made with fresh bing cherry infused rum as the base.

His favorite spirit is Campari (the Italian aperitif) and his favorite cocktail is the Negroni.

Just out is Tony’s signature line of custom specialized bar tools.