i8tonite: Chef Questionnaire with Brian Konefal, Flagstaff’s Coppa Cafe, and Lemon Tarragon Vinaigrette

Roses, Spain. Yountville, California. Terni, Italy. Corenc, France. Flagstaff, Arizona. These small, unique picturesque towns share a very special attribute. Each offers a gastronomic dining experience in their respective locations created by master chefs. Roses was home to El Bulli with Ferran Adrià. Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry located in Yountville. Terni, a small town of less than … Continue reading i8tonite: Chef Questionnaire with Brian Konefal, Flagstaff’s Coppa Cafe, and Lemon Tarragon Vinaigrette

i8tonite: Chef’s Questionnaire with Top Chef Ron Duprat and Haitian Seabass with Ti Malice

Haitian-born and raised Ron Duprat always knew that he was going to be a chef. Growing up, he would watch his grandmother in the southern coastal arrondissement of Mare Rouge cook up delicious Caribbean stews with French techniques while using indigenous Haitian ingredients such as scotch bonnet peppers, djon-djon (black trumpet mushrooms) and salted fish. … Continue reading i8tonite: Chef’s Questionnaire with Top Chef Ron Duprat and Haitian Seabass with Ti Malice

i8tonite: in Los Angeles’ PicFair Village

Pic Fair (Pico-Fairfax) Village is a demographically rich neighborhood, one of Los Angeles true and last assemblies of people with different cultural backgrounds — African-American, Latino, Asian and Caucasian, middle-class and poor – some very wealthy.  It’s not one of the communities that LA decided to christen by its ethnic majority such as Koreatown, Little … Continue reading i8tonite: in Los Angeles’ PicFair Village

i8tonite: with Raw Food Chef Diana Stobo, The Retreat Costa Rica and “Naked” Mac-and Cheese.

Food has transformative powers. There is no denying it. It can make you feel better but it can also make you feel terrible. That’s what makes Chef Diana Stobo’s story – a tale in eating naturally — fascinating. After attending Cornell University with a degree in the culinary arts and food chemistry, she had a … Continue reading i8tonite: with Raw Food Chef Diana Stobo, The Retreat Costa Rica and “Naked” Mac-and Cheese.