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 […]
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In Nicolas Delaroque, Nancy Oakes finds a chef who achieves the perfect poise between cutting-edge ideas and soulful French cooking. When Nancy Oakes opened San Francisco’s L’Avenue in 1988, she was one of the first chefs to seriously reconsider American cuisine. Her plates were complex and well-integrated compositions whose side dishes took center stage. A grilled veal […]