San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A night of garlic excess with Chef Alan Lake, 3 time winner of the Delray Beach Garlic Festival's Professional Chef Competiton, and author of THE GARLIC MANIFESTO. Chef Lake will prepare a holiday degustation of garlic delicacies- including some of his award winning dishes.
The seasonal, market driven menu is below. The price is for food only with beverages being purchased through the restaurant. If you know someone this may interest, by all means, please pass it on.
Frisse, Mâche, Arugula, Herbs Pomegranate, Pistachio, Honey Goat Cheese Aged Black Garlic-Dijon Vinaigrette
Roasted Portobello, Parsnip, Asparagus, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Tomato, Red Onion, Caramelized Cauliflower, Elephant Garlic
Habibi’s Levantine Lamb Kibbe Tartare Bulgar, Aleppo Pepper, Mint, Garlic Confit Za’atar Crisps, Homemade Labneh
Roasted Potatoes, Porcini, Browned Garlic, Lemon, Cavolo Nero, Butternut Squash, Toasted Almonds
Lobsang Souchong Tea Smoked Duck Breast
Japanese Eggplant-Roasted Garlic Mousse, Braised Fennel, Charred Brussels Sprouts, Tangerine-Carrot-Cinnamon Oil, Verde Coulis
Warm Port Poached Pear
Dried Fruit Compote, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Stilton-Caramelized Garlic Tuille
Iced Homemade Lemoncello 2011
When & Where
Most recently, Chef Lake’s work has seen him designing innovative specialized menus and kitchens for restaurants and movie theatres while consulting and researching throughout the world.
Lake’s work and travels includes stints at The East Bank Club in Chicago, the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, Izakaya Hiwatta in Ichinomia Japan and Chef d’Cuisine of Purpur, a legendary restaurant and club in Zurich, Switzerland.
He was also part of the reopening task force for The Shelbourne on St. Steven's Green, a European 5 star grand hotel in Dublin. The Irish wrote their constitution there while hiding the rebels upstairs. Oscar Wilde was a regular and lived just down the street.
While visiting The Taj Hotel in Mumbai India, friend and expatriate Chicago Chef John Mooney requested Lake to lecture his staff on his brand of creative and improvisational cooking: Jazzfood. His staff was about to embark on a culinary, inter hotel group, chefs competition that the Taj was holding amongst their many properties on the subcontinent. Lake had won several competitions of that very type, and addressed Mooney's staff. Evidently it was taken to heart. One of them won.
A recent project is CinéBistro for Cobb Theatres for whom Lake helped open the Miami and Tampa locations. At this time, numerous others are in various stages of development and construction and in which he will oversee all food related issues.
Lake has been described as talented, tough, hilarious, and egotistical, with a mushy center that often smells like garlic.
The Garlic Chef's Hit List
- Most recently has helped pioneer the integration of fine food dining in premium movie theaters throughout the country.
- Three Time Winner of The Delray Beach Garlic Festival Professional Chef competition.
- Participated in numerous "Great Chefs of L.A." charity events.
- Award winning Chef for over 25 years, having worked in Chicago, Los Angeles, South Florida, Phoenix, Maui, Paris, Las Vegas, Provence, Canada, Japan and Zurich.
- 3 Star food rating from the California Restaurant Writers Association.
- 4 Diamond award from Mobil.
- As Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at the Sunset Marquis Hotel and Villas in Los Angeles, and also while working as the personal Chef to Live Nation in Phoenix, I've been honored to cook for the likes of an impressive A list of Music and Hollywood celebrities that includes:
Bono and the Edge, George Harrison, Julian Lennon, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Collins, Julio Iglesias, Harry Connick Jr, Grace Jones, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Chrissy Hynde, Joe Cocker, Jeff Beck, Madonna, Sam Moore, Morrisey, John Paul Jones, Sinead O Conner, Nils Lofgren, Ian McDonald, Axel Rose, Ozzie and Sharon Osbourn, Randy Johnston, Susanne Pleshette, Malcolm Mc Dowel, Michael Caine, Donna Mills, Peter Falk, the President of Greenpeace, the Consul General of France, Elle Magazine