As an executive chef at four restaurants, V-Day allows me to get playful in the kitchen. A Valentine's dinner needs to be pretty -- a visual feast as well as culinary. It should quench one kind of hunger, and hopefully replace it with another. Consider food and drink part of foreplay. It's all part of the seduction.
Move over, Mr. Pinchy.
Alma, New Brunswick may be a small town but it is close to one of the world's biggest natural feats. Located by the Bay of Fundy, the town's 150 permanent residents see tides as large as 16 metres -- the highest in the world -- on a regular basis.
I vividly remember the best lobster roll I have ever tasted. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Creating a lobster roll for our restaurant Peacock Alley was one of my first tasks when I came to the Waldorf Astoria. It's now one of our most popular items. My recipe is below.