What do I cook for a high end chef?
December 3, 2010 9:51 PM Subscribe
What to cook for a chef on a hot summers day?
posted by jonathanstrange to food & drink (21 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend has been working ridiculous hours - even for him - and has next weekend off after working 10 straight days of double services. I'd like to cook a special meal for us as a treat. We're both foodies (of course he is - he works in the number one restaurant in the country) and there aren't many types of food that he doesn't like.
It's summer here, so casseroles or soups etc are out. He's a classically trained French chef, from North Carolina, and his favourite type of food to cook for himself is Mexican food, so I should avoid French, traditional American food (like fried chicken - his is so good it once got written up in the New York Post) or Mexican, because the difference in quality between his cooking and mine will be way too noticeable.
There aren't many types of food that we don't like - but he doesn't really like salmon or oysters.
I'm not a *bad* cook, and am fairly accomplished, but something simple would be best.
What do you think?