Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Cobaya Yeo @ Khong River House 1.7.15

Cobaya Miami experiment #47 was a return to the scene of a prior Cobaya Dinner, Khong River House. No insects were served this go round but the kitchen was hives free.

Kunkel in Missing in Action

John Kunkel and his 50 Eggs team have made some very impressive additions recently with the hirings of Danny Grant, Daniel Toral and Patricia Yeo. Danny Grant delivered an Epic Cobaya Dinner recently which was an Eater Best Meals of 2014 recipient and super sommelier Daniel Toral served some great wine during Cobaya Sustain. But Cobaya #47 was all about Patricia Yeo.

You may be familiar with Patricia from her season four appearance on Top Chef Masters where she finished in the Final Four. Iron Chef fans may recall seeing her compete head to head with Iron Chef Morimoto on two occasions. First as Bobby Flay's sous followed by a solo tofu challenge in 2006.

Those who don't own a TV may recall reading the impressive Three Star review in the NY Times while she was the executive chef at AZ in NYC.

Prior to AZ, Patricia worked with Bobby Flay at Miracle Grill, Mesa Grill and Bolo. Subsequent to that she moved to San Francisco to work for Barbara Tropp at China Moon and then opened Hawthorne Lane.

Recent restaurants include Ginger Park and Om in Boston. Prior to joining the 50 Eggs team she was creative director for Lettuce Entertain You in Chicago.

Yes, she has an impressive resume and yes we were very excited to have Patricia enter the Cobaya Kitchen.

In the spirit of Cobaya, Patricia veered away from the daily menu at Khong and opted for a Belly themed dinner. Clam, tuna, swordfish, lamb and pork belly all made tasty appearances.

Big thanks to Patricia and the Khong team for participating in another experiment and thanks to all of the guinea pigs out there for your continued interest and support. Full steam ahead to Cobaya 50.


Patricia busy plating the Toro Tataki dish.

Clam Belly Fritters, Lemon Caper Aioli.

Peter Lauer Saar Riesling. 

Toro Tataki, Kalamansi Ponzu.

Swordfish Belly Pastrami, Pickled Red Cabbage Slaw.

Albert Boxler, "Edelzwicker" Reserve, Alsace, France, 2012

Slow Cooked Lamb Belly, Wilted Watercress Salad.

Pork Belly & Kim Chi Bi Bim Bap.

Evesham Wood, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2013.

Banana and Cashew Springrolls with Dark Chocolate Sauce.

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