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The Traveling Cowboy Chef series, Episode 1:

Chop Shop / Chicago, IL

Lunchbreak: The Chop Shop chef John Formica makes Banger Stuffed Portabella Mushroom & Hash

Homestead on the roof / Chicago, Illinois

 

Earth and Ocean / Mt. Prospect, Illinois

 

“Take a picture, it will last longer!”  So true…….here is an album of a few examples of my inspirations.

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“Woked” Tamarind Prawn, Pilaf & Grilled Bok Choy

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pork belly

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diavola nero tagliatelle / pesce di girono

E+O

roast squash soup

E+O

wine braised beet salad

E+O Brunch

crispy fish sandwich / slaw / potato bun

E+O Brunch

cowboy bbq pork sandwich

E+O

chocolate tres leches / maraschino cherry whipped cream

E+O Menu

Moroccan roast 1/23 chicken & parsley salad

earth-garden-salad

Garden earth salad / honey pomegranate dressing

garden-tempura

garden tempura

scallop

seared scallops / sunchoke puree

strawberry-garden-granita

garden strawberry granita

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nero tagliatelle and sea urchin

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roast duck

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fresh buratta with salad and toast points

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signature stuffed avocado

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miso glazed cod

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1/2 roast chicken teriyaki with potato pancake

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sake glazed salmon

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soba noodle salad

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sweet rice pudding and fruit

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california crab roll

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enjoying the fruits of my labor in the garden

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Japanese beef tartare / guacamole / ponsu / quail egg / wasabi aioli

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classic prime porterhouse

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garden caprese with black garlic vinaigrette

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summer garden veggie pasta

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wine and tomato braised bransio

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polenta cake lobster Benedict with crab fat hollandaise

cheers

cheers

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panna cotta

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Vesuvio napolitana

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korean wings

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seared seabass / yuzu kosho / roast squash

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salmon dynamite roll

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signature stuffed avocado

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earth and ocean funghi

Eating great food is what I do!

Eating great food is what I do!

Vietnam kitchen

Vietnam kitchen

a moment for a pose

a moment for a pose

nonna's baklava and salted caramel gelati

nonna’s baklava and salted caramel gelati

modern creme brulee

modern creme brulee

smoked salmon and house pickles

smoked salmon and house pickles

green tea panna cotta / cured berries

green tea panna cotta / cured berries

charcuterie

charcuterie

squash and kale pizza

squash and kale pizza

dolce pizza

dolce pizza

seared duck breast / leek citrus ponsu broth

seared duck breast / leek citrus ponsu broth

modern squid ink strozzapretti pasta carbonara / smoked pork belly / 60 degree egg

modern squid ink strozzapretti pasta carbonara / smoked pork belly / 60 degree egg

seared sesame tuna and sweet soy

seared sesame tuna and sweet soy

wedge steak salad

wedge steak salad

roast chicken sweet potato / truffle

roast chicken sweet potato / truffle

bourbon beer braised beef

bourbon beer braised beef

smoked pork chop with friend egg and applesauce

smoked pork chop with friend egg and applesauce

port roast beef and house made pappardelle

port roast beef and house made pappardelle

 

Seared scallop / squash puree / pickled tomato

Seared scallop / squash puree / pickled tomato

eggplant Italiano

eggplant Italiano

Yogurt panna cotta

Yogurt panna cotta

Grilled octopus / diavola salsa

Grilled octopus / diavola salsa

Fatta en casa Mozzarella roulade

Fatta en casa Mozzarella roulade

Signature lamb tartare

Signature lamb tartare

Salmon

Salmon