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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Ribeye Steak with Las Vegas Legend Andre Rochat
Chef Andre is my friend and mentor. I'm so proud of that. Imagine...
This French Master Chef has helped to make Vegas the culinary destination it is today. Only he started doing this 25 years ago. His legendary restaurants, "Andre's" and "Alize", have raised the food quality standards long before Keller, Flay, even Puck had set foot in "Sin City".
Andre Rochat likes to go salmon fishing. So, for the last 6 years he came to the Driftwood Lodge in SE Alaska, where yours truly is the executive chef for the coho season. He's my guest, and you bet he makes me nervous. But much more so, he inspires me to cook the best food I'm able to produce, every evening.
Andre is a very generous guy. He cooks dinner for all his fishermen friends on the last night of the week-long stay at the lodge. I help him with prep, and I usually make the dessert. We all look forward to this culinary experience: Chef Andre's steak au poivre, with bourbon cream sauce and potatoes au gratin.
Visit my Squidoo lens for a peek behind the scenes - when a true master cooks a perfect ribeye steak.