Chef Daniel Esses, a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Cookery School in New York, brings together his culinary experiences to create innovative, enticing dishes that are deceivingly straightforward and simple, while carefully unmasking and enhancing the natural flavors of his hand-selected ingredients. Esses, who says he has had a “life-long love affair with food,” has worked in the kitchens of some of the most exclusive restaurants and spas on the west coast and in France, including the Wine Spectator at Greystone in Napa Valley, Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, the Chateau De Masillan in Provence, and the Three Michelin-rated Le Grand Vefour in Paris, France. In his native New York City, Esses cooked at the renowned Buddakan NYC in the heart of the Meat Packing District. Locally, Esses has worked for Anne Kearney at Peristyle and John Besh at Restaurant August, as sous-chef at the popular Café Degas, as the opening chef at The Bank Café, and Executive Chef of Frenchmen Street’s Marigny Brasserie. He is also the CEO/President of Dryade’s Public Market.
“Figure Out This Food!”
I have a game on my Facebook page called “Figure Out This Food.” I post a close-up of a food item and the first three guesses get a shout-out here. Congratulations to Judith Serrano-Reyes for guessing “Green beans.”
Hey young chefs! This is Kid Chef Eliana and it’s time for “Creative Cuisine.” This is a recipe for my “Mini Chicken Pot Pies.”
Kid Chef Eliana