Mise en place, marinating, maceration and proper fermentation are a must. When I cook a la minute, I need to possess every single bit of ingredient prepared comme il faut. Only then do I allow myself to do a controlled improvisation.
My passion is promoting each ingredient's potential in order to create an understandable dish. What I do has to be understood, it has to connect my thoughts to yours. Together, we take all the steps required to transform basic ingredients into an experience, a moment of culinary joy