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Volume 4 | No. 12                                                                                                                                            
JUNE 2016 ISSUE


Sometimes it takes outside influence to recognize the gifts we’re born with. One of this month’s featured chefs needed three years of Psych. For our other featured chef, it took the Air Force. For a superpalated master somm, it took peer pressure from his colleagues. Read their stories below!

In our mid-month issue: Cheese Whiz Andrew Steiner shares three rare cheeses not everyone knows about (but should); F&B writer Eric Grossman talks about the best craft spirits, and we take a look at what's happening at Melissa Kelly's Primo at JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass.




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  CHEF DE CUISINE
 
RODERICK LeDESMA:

The Fast Food Kid ended up a farm-to-fork purist.
 
 








  
AWARD-WINNING PASTRY CHEF
 
CHRIS JOHNSON:

He enlisted in the Air Force for the G.I. Bill and came out as an award-winning pastry chef.

    



    








 
MASTER SOMMEIER
THE PHOENICIAN | SCOTTSDALE
   
GREG TRESNER: 


He didn't realize he was sickly gifted.




 
 




R E S T A U R A N T S




PRIMO:
by James Beard Chef Melissa Kelly
JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass

Tucson, Arizona

Mind-expanding meals.

    

     









Owner/Operator
Andrew's Cheese Shop | Santa Monica, CA
 ANDREW STEINER

talks about 


Three Rare Cheeses:

Grevenbroecker: An unmatchable blue
Cabochon: A Swiss Reblochon-style
Testun al Barolo: An artesanal looker


 
 






 
USA Today Food & Travel Expert
AUTHOR: Craft Spirits

   
ERIC GROSSMAN


Become a job creator.
drink craft spirits.





    



RECIPES IN THIS ISSUE:

Confit Pork Belly with Apricot Coulis & Kimchi by Chef de Cuisine Roderick LeDesma
White Chocolate Raspberry Star Anise Torte by Senior Pastry Chef Chris Johnson

WINES & SPIRITS IN THIS ISSUE:

Chateau de Saint Cosme Les Deux Albion Cotes du Rhone 2012

Enrico Pierazzuoli Tenuta Le Farnete Carmignano Riserva 2014

Fontana Candida Luna Mater 2011

Livio Felluga Vertigo Blanco 2011

Marco Felluga Mongris Collio Pinot Grigio  2014

Pieropa II Soave Classico 2013

Ruffino Modus 2012

Sandrone Barbera d’Alba 2013

Sea Smoke Ten 2012

Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Riserva 2007

Delirium Tremens (Belgian strong pale ale)

Deus Brut des Flandres (Belgian Beer)

Trappistes Rochefort (Quadrupel)


 





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