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Gratin Douphinois

Creamy, comforting and full of flavor. This is one of my comfort foods. Prep. Time:  30 Minutes Ingredients to serve 6 ¼ C Butter, Soft 6-8 Desirée (red skin) Potatoes, depending on size 1 ¼ C Whole Milk 1 1/3 C Heavy Cream 2 small or 1 large Garlic Clove(s), Peeled and halved 2 sprigs [...]

Gratin Douphinois2020-03-29T19:59:17-07:00

Velouté de Châtaignes (Creamy Chestnut Soup)

A wonderful Holiday Dish, yes, but earthy roasted chestnuts make a wonderful and hearty soup all fall and winter. Prep. Time:  2 Hours if including ‘chill’ time for blending. Best made 1 day ahead for flavors to cultivate together. Ingredients to serve 6 4 slices bacon, roughly chopped 2 tbsp. unsalted butter 1 large shallot, [...]

Velouté de Châtaignes (Creamy Chestnut Soup)2020-03-29T19:59:17-07:00

My Wife’s Famous Coconut Cake

This Coconut Cake is one of the best cakes I’ve ever had and my wife makes it! It's light and fluffy, it's brimming with sweet coconut flavor and it's finished with a rich and creamy frosting. Prep. Time:  30 Minutes Ingredients: Coconut oil – Firm, in a jar 3 cups cake flour 1 Tbsp. baking [...]

My Wife’s Famous Coconut Cake2020-03-29T19:59:17-07:00

SnowChef: Chef Frederic Pierrel

Chef Frederic is classically French trained with a flair for blending regional and global influences. "I like to deliver what pleases my guests..." Read more about Chef Frederic as the SnowChef asks him what we all would like to know!  

SnowChef: Chef Frederic Pierrel2020-03-29T19:59:17-07:00

Salmon Rillettes

Made with smoked and cooked fish for textural contrast, I first enjoyed this dish in New Orleans, and then personalized it for my taste. Pack into jars 1-3 days before serving to improve boning and flavour. Prep. Time: 1 Hour Ingredients to serve 6 2 scallions, white and light green parts minced (1/4 cup), dark [...]

Salmon Rillettes2020-03-29T19:59:17-07:00

The Mammoth Rock Brasserie is for real, and it’s the best restaurant in town

A white-tablecloth restaurant above the town bowling alley? I didn’t believe it either, but the Mammoth Rock Brasserie is for real, and it’s the best restaurant in town. The filet mignon and rigatoni Bolognese will tempt meat lovers, but the daily fish specials are even better. 1-760-934-4200; mammothrocknbowl.com.

The Mammoth Rock Brasserie is for real, and it’s the best restaurant in town2020-03-29T19:59:17-07:00

“Dining in the Great Outdoors” from the Wall Street Journal

”the best cooking in the country is happening here…” A rustic restaurant nestled in the big ski and wild game country of California's Mammoth Lakes serves up stellar French food in a delightful American atmosphere. Can the element of surprise make a great meal taste even better? Find out by reading David Netto of the [...]

“Dining in the Great Outdoors” from the Wall Street Journal2020-03-29T19:59:17-07:00

Mediterranean Octopus Salad

Octopus is a nourishing and satisfying delicacy.  It can be permeated by the flavors surrounding it in a dish which makes it very versatile.  I enjoy octopus many ways – including grilled and fried, but this salad is a lighter way to serve it. Prep. Time :  2 Hours with “Chill” time. Best made 4 [...]

Mediterranean Octopus Salad2020-03-29T19:59:17-07:00

Lamb Salad

Spring seems as if it might pass us by; if not show up late here in Mammoth Lakes. This has been a record setting winter and we are still grappling with over 600” of snow! The fabulous snow and skiing will most likely remain with us through April, but none the less, the seasonal change [...]

Lamb Salad2020-03-29T19:59:17-07:00
Chef Frederic Pierrel