We were so excited to have Chef Jason Santos at Miraval this past weekend as part of our Celebrity Chef Series! Chef Santos led participants through a gourmet, five-course meal during two Cooking Demonstration Dinners (see menu). Here are some of our favorite photos of Chef Santos working with Executive Chef Justin Macy and the rest of the Miraval culinary team. Enjoy!
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We are so excited to welcome Celebrity Chef Jason Santos to Miraval this weekend (Friday, November 22 & Saturday, November 23). Chef Santos likes to have fun. You can tell by his trademark blue hair, and more importantly, you can tell by his food. Liquid nitrogen salsa that smolders like a disco when it hits the plate? Check. Orange gel that forms into noodles when it hits hot broth? Got it. Black Truffle Dippin Dots Ice Cream that arrives tableside smoking? Absolutely. His cooking style has been referred to as “Julia Child Meets Willy Wonka”.
And while the presentations of Santos’ dishes are whimsical and inventive, the flavors on his plates are what keep diners coming back for more. Jason’s cuisine seamlessly combines Asian, French and traditional American flavors with dazzling visual and textural twists that wow diners at each of his acclaimed restaurants.
Currently, Jason is the owner and executive chef at both Abby Lane in Boston’s Theater District and Blue Inc. in Boston’s Financial District, a restaurant made famous by Santos’ innovative menu and “smoking cold” milk shakes. Jason is set to open his third restaurant, Back Bay Harry’s in Boston’s South End in late 2013. Santos’ name will also be familiar to foodies. Known as “Jay” on the seventh season of Fox’s hit television show “Hell’s Kitchen”, Santos has been regularly complimented by one of the industry’s toughest critics, Chef Gordon Ramsay.
It's that time of year again to start thinking about what you're going to serve on Thanksgiving to "wow" your friends and family. As the holiday season approaches, you might be starting to worry about the extra pounds that many of us acquire attending holiday parties and indulging in the delicious baked goods circling the office. Although we can't always control what is in our environment at all times, you can try to make healthier dishes this year whether you're hosting or just bringing one or two items to a holiday gathering. These Miraval recipes are featured in our Mindful Eating cookbook (which makes a great gift for any wellness-minded chef!) Incorporate one or all of these recipes into your Thanksgiving meal this year!
By: Kim Macy, Miraval’s Pastry Chef
In Miraval’s newest book, Sweet & Savory Cooking, Executive Chef Justin Macy and his wife, Pastry Chef Kim Macy share their secrets for making delicious, healthy dishes. Here’s a sneak peek of some of Chef Kim’s easy tips to make your desserts with less fat and fewer calories. Pre-order Sweet & Savory Cooking now before it hits bookstores January 7, 2014 for more healthy cooking tips and one-of-a-kind recipes.
Sneak Peek of Sweet & Savory Cooking: Simple Tips to Reduce Calories and Fat in Baking•
November 2013 Recipe of the Month
Miraval's newest cookbook, Sweet & Savory Cooking, is a blend of two styles of cooking by Executive Chef Justin Cline Macy and Pastry Chef Kim Macy. Although they’re from two very different areas of the kitchen, this husband and wife team has come together to create a unique cookbook that will take you on an exciting journey of culinary delights. Sweet & Savory Cooking will be released in January 2014, but it is available for pre-order now.
Here is a sneak peek at one of the inspiring recipes from Sweet & Savory Cooking—Roasted Poblano Cornbread. This is one of Miraval guests' favorite breads and is perfect as a snack or as an accompaniment to dinner. Serve with a small amount of sour cream or salsa for dipping. Enjoy!
Roasted Poblano Cornbread
Makes 16 Servings
- 1 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 c. cornmeal
- 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 1/4 c. low-fat buttermilk
- 2 eggs