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Culinary Masters 2015: Nicolas Delaroque of Nico, San Francisco

To view each chef’s full competition menu and recipes—as well as additional photos and videos—go to robbreport.com/culinarymasters. Nominating Chef: Nancy Oakes Location: The St. Regis New York, an elegant midtown setting for a patch of Northern California locavorism. The Event: Delaroque “loves vegetables,” as master chef Nancy Oakes noted, and his first course—carrots with chicory powder […]

Back to the Future

In Josef Centeno, Wolfgang Puck sees another Los Angeles chef capturing a pivotal moment in dining.  When Wolfgang Puck walked into Orsa & Winston—Josef Centeno’s diminutive restaurant in downtown Los Angeles—he found something familiar at the heart of it. “I saw, oh my god, they have a pizza oven like every other restaurant,” he recalls. “Then Josef comes […]