Show 475, May 21, 2022: “Ask the Chef” with Co-host Chef Andrew Gruel of the Slapfish Restaurant Group

Andy Harris and Andrew Gruel at Cabana 14 at the Cove at Pechanga Resort and Casino

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel of the Slapfish Restaurant Group provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where Chef Andrew responds to listeners thoughtful inquiries.

First Chef Andrew updates us on the unfortunate fate of the Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022 in the U.S. Senate.

On Thursday, May 21st Chef Andrew was the co-headlining chef for Outstanding in the Field’s 5-course, sustainable seafood, wine-paired dinner on the Huntington Beach Pier as part of the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl. This was postponed from last year after the nearby pipeline oil spill.

Chef Andrew’s main course (he also prepared passed hors d’oeuvres) was OC Wild Seafood sculpin and brown box crab with pickled vegetables grown by students at Huntington Beach High School.

The distinguished culinary team (including Chef Chris Tompkins of Malibu’s Broad Street Oyster Co.) cooked for a sold-out crowd of 225 discriminating guests all seated together on one long table. Chef Andrew shares the details of the unusual experience.