interview with Chef David Garwacki:
Who or what inspired you to start cooking?
I would have to say my mother and grandmother.
What is your signature dish?
I don't really have one signature dish. We change the menu at least four times a year, and we generally change the entire menu; therefore I would have to say that everything is signature at the time of menu development. There is no dish that is more important than any other.
What is your favorite seasoning?
Sea salt. It can be added to any dish to enhance the flavor.
What three ingredients do you always have on hand to cook with?
Butter, wild salmon and thyme.
What is your most versatile cooking utensil or gadget?
Who does the cooking at home?
I do. My wife likes to bake, but I mainly cook when I am at home.
What drink would you recommend to accompany your recipe?
A light chardonnay.
What is your cooking motto?
Use the best ingredients, give your best effort and receive the best.
What is the greatest compliment you've received for your cooking?
We have had many diners come into the restaurant, and when they tell you that the food was the best that they have ever had, it makes all the hard work worthwhile. Any compliment from a diner is great, no matter how big or small, we cherish all.