Come hungry, thirsty and inquisitive to Macy’s Valley Fair in Santa Clara, 2 p.m Jan. 20, when the team from Menlo Grill & Bar joins me for a cooking demo.
Executive Chef Saul Romero, who heads the restaurant at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park, previously cooked at the tech cafes at Google, eBay, and PayPal. He’ll be showing how to jazz up wild King salmon with walnut chimichurri and roasted butternut squash.
Chef Ocean Orssten won’t have to travel far when he joins me for a cooking demo, 6 p.m. April 26 at Macy’s Valley Fair in Santa Clara.
That’s because he’s the head chef of Citrus restaurant in the Hotel Valencia across the street at Santana Row.
Born in Capitola, he grew up in the Napa Valley, raising heritage pigs when he was 12 years old and cementing his passion for farm-fresh ingredients.
After cooking at Arcadia in San Jose, La Folie in San Francisco, and Campton Place restaurant in San Francisco, he became chef at Citrus in 2011.
Are you a fan of Brussels sprouts?
Well, even avowed Brussels sprouts haters have been known to fall head over heels for Pizza Antica’s magnificent warm Brussels sprouts salad with bacon, hard-cooked eggs and caramelized onions.
Learn how to make this best-selling dish for your own holiday guests when I host a cooking demo with Chef Bradley Ceynowa of Pizza Antica at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at Macy’s Valley Fair in Santa Clara.
For all those folks who have bemoaned the fact that every other time I’ve hosted an event at Macy’s, it’s been at the Union Square San Francisco store, this event is for you.
Yes, join me at 2 p.m. April 27 at the Macy’s Men’s and Home Store at Valley Fair Shopping Center in Santa Clara, when I host a cooking demo with the duo behind Asian Box, which has locations in Palo Alto, Mountain View and soon in Burlingame.
Chef Grace Nguyen and her husband, Culinary Director Chad Newton, will be on hand to cook up some of their Asian street-food specialties, which are all gluten-free.