'Jean Georges Vongerichten' on Serious Eats

ABC Cocina: Great Seasonal Latin, If You Can Stand the Wait

Like its neighboring restaurant ABC Kitchen—also a Jean-Georges/Chef Dan Kluger tag-team—the menu is eclectic but seasonally based, simple to read, but interesting in its details. Though I've spotted Jean-Georges and Dan Kluger in the kitchen on a few occasions, the ship is helmed day-to-day by chef de cuisine Ian Coogan. Every single dish sounds like something you want to eat (and for the most part, is). More

How to Make Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Kale Salad

At a recent cooking class during the New York Culinary Experience at the French Culinary Institute, Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten shared tips and a recipe for a raw kale salad from the menu at Nougatine restaurant on the Upper West Side. "It's a new-style Caesar salad," he said as he demonstrated the proper way to prepare dinosaur kale, serrano chilies, and a parmesan dressing for this delicious dish. More

Swiss Chard Braised in Shiitake Butter

When it comes to winter greens (we're looking at you, kale, chard, and collards), it's easy to fall back on the familiar: garlic and olive oil or bacon and onions. A few short minutes in the sauté pan and those combos make for quick, easy sides that never fail to satisfy and fill in that "we should really be eating more greens" void. But after so many years of going the same route with greens, I think it's about time to try something new. This plate of Swiss Chard Braised in Shiitake Butter from Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Home Cooking with Jean-Georges is my new go-to greens recipe. More

Snapshots from Korea: The O-Il Jang (Five Day Market) on Jeju Island

During the filming of PBS's The Kimchi Chronicles, renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his wife, Marja, visited one of the several O-Il Jang (5 Day Market) on Jeju-do, the provincial island off of the southern coast of the Korean peninsula. According to the producer of The Kimchi Chronicles Eric Rhee, Vongerichten was so inspired by the market that he halted the shooting schedule, bought everything in sight, commandeered the kitchen of a local hotel, and cooked an impromptu multi-course meal for the film crew and hotel staff. More

ABC Kitchen: Team Jean-Georges Goes Local

How many Jean-Georges Vongerichtens are there? In this age of downsizing and retrenchment, he has managed to open not one, but two serious restaurants in New York in the last two months. What we wanted to know: Can a world-class chef open this many restaurants and have them all be a reflection of his philosophy and his culinary voice? More

Jean-Georges Vongerichten Looking to Create Haute Cuisine Chain with 'Reach of McDonald's'

Fortune magazine reports that Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his business partner are teaming up with Starwood Hotels and a private equity firm behind Outback Steakhouse, with plans to open 50 new restaurants in five years. "... Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges plans to conquer the world with three main prototypes: Market, J&G Steakhouse, and Spice Market, a standalone restaurant that pays homage to Asian street food." [via Big B]... More

Where to Find Homemade Sodas

From left: Passionfruit-chili soda from Jean Georges' Perry Street. Photograph by kathyylchan on Flickr; Elderberry soda from Perry Street. Photograph by ulteriorepicure on Flickr For those who don't like commercial soda, don't drink alcohol, or just want some fizz... More

Jean-Georges Will Open 30 to 50 Restaurants at Starwood Hotels

jeangeorges.blogspot.com Jean-Georges Vongerichten has long been a heavyweight in the culinary world, but now he's out to globally conquer the greater hospitality industry. The Michelin-starred chef has signed a deal with Starwood Hotels to open between 30 and 50 Jean-Georges-branded hotel restaurants within five years, with ten locations at Starwood brands opening by the end of this year. The additions will not be straight-up copies of current JGV restaurants, and menus will change quarterly. Top chefs partnering with luxury hotels is not new. Gordon Ramsay's not just in London but on both coasts of the U.S., and Masaharu Morimoto and Alfred Portale have their sights set on Florida. Though Vegas has long been a goldmine for celebrity chefs squeezing in... More

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