Chef Roberto Cortez Hits BreadBar's Hatchi Series Tonight

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Chef Roberto Cortez will be tonight's guest chef at BreadBar's Hatchi series, the one-night cooking showcases organized by Chef Nori of Ironori Concepts for lesser known, but gifted chefs. El Paso-bred Cortez lives in Los Angeles and is the consummate personal chef, having worked for Microsoft's Paul Allen and Eddie Murphy, among other celebs. He also runs an underground series of estate dinners in Santa Barbara called Billionaire Dinner Group. Design is critical to his molecular preparations, as evidenced by his "Chocolate Drug" hypodermic of Amedei chocolate, Thai spice cherries, Newcastle, honey and malt, plus the formation of a group called One Part Chef, Four Parts Design which explores ground-breaking dessert artistry. Tonight, Cortez will cook the following intriguing plates at BreadBar, each costing just $8:

SALT

LIQUID ONION RING
rye crisp
sesame gribiche

WHITE ASPARAGUS CAPPUCCINO
grapefruit, mint, ginger ravioli
set of two

HERB STAINED SALMON
whipped jasmine rice
pickled cucumber paste
passionfruit chili noodles

SMOKED SHITAKE TERRINE
white corn veloute Indonesian cinnamon butter
arugula

LEMON LAQUERED CHICKEN
hot aerated potato
soy gelee
almond corianders oatmeal

VEAL SHORT RIB
cauliflower cocoa butter vadouvan grape edamame shallot confiture

SUGAR

8C MANJARI CHOCOLATE CREAM
thai spice cherries
frozen malt
guiness pearls

SPARKLING LEMONCURD MOUSSE
strawberry water caramel
mint oil
crepe crunch

Breadbar, 8 Hatchi Series
Chef Roberto Cortez
August 6th, 2009
6-10 p.m.
Reservations: 310.277.3770