Dry Roasted Vegetables
_ Roberto Santibañez, Fonda, New York City_ “Instead of coating vegetables with oil and sticking them in a hot oven, Mexican cooks roast them without oil until they’re nicely browned.” Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »
_ Michel Richard, Citronelle, Washington, D.C._ “I first had Tater Tots years ago at a breakfast place on a visit to New York, and I’ve since bought the frozen kind at the supermarket. They remind me of a crispy potato dish we do in France called pommes dauphines” Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »
Parsley and Pancetta Salad
Crisp, salty pancetta, earthy parsley, and lemon combine beautifully in this salad from Houston’s Dolce Vita restaurant.
This refreshing aperitif is a mixture of Aperol, dry vermouth, and triple sec.
BOOZY HOT SAUCE
Chef Elizabeth Karmel of Hill Country Barbecue in New York City serves this infused tequila drizzled over everything from grilled fish to grilled peaches. See the Tequila Hot Sauce recipe »
Shortbread Cookies (Punitions)
Traditional French shortbread cookies taste best using a good salted butter with a high butterfat content, such as Kerrygold.
This sweet and sour gastrique is an ideal accompaniment to grilled quail or roast duck.
_ Martin Picard, Au Pied de Cochon, Montreal_ “The machines are used to make fast food, but instead of using artificial flavors, I use real flavors. I make a cotton candy with cranberry juice that I mix with maple sugar.” Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »
Real Neapolitan Pizza
Tony Gemignani, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco “What separates real Neapolitan pizza from other styles? If you ask me, everything.” Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »
Native Dubliner Cathal Armstrong, chef of Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, Virginia, recommends using Red Breast or Paddy Irish whiskey in this pick-me-up that’s a classic, simple combination of coffee, whiskey, brown sugar, and soft-peaked whipped cream. Get the recipe for Irish Coffee »
Home-Made XO Sauce
Sang Yoon, Father’s Office, Los Angeles “Making it is a real labor of love; you have to let the dried seafood soak up water before finely chopping it with the aromatics and cooking the mixture to incorporate the flavors. But it’s so worth it.” Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »
Michael Laiskonis, Le Bernardin, New York City “My taste, however, is for the seemingly simple things, where a few ingredients add up to something way beyond the sum of their parts. Case in point: soft salted caramels.” Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »
French Apple Tart
By carefully layering the apples you can create a beautiful rose pattern in this elegant fruit tart.
Jonathan Gushue, Langdon Hall, Cambridge, Ontario “The mortadella smear, one of several ‘smears’ on the menu, was easily among the best things I’ve ever eaten.” Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »
Daniel Holzman, The Meatball Shop, New York City “A quirky guy with a comb-over and a dry sense of humor, John carried packets of salt in the pocket of his blazer in case he happened upon a ripe tomato. ” Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »