Tuesday September 25, 2012
Master Chef Jesus Nunez - His Plate is His Canvas
His whimsical, sophisticated creations are truly awe inspiring. He is one of the most creative chefs out there, painting provocative masterpieces with food.
Jesus is the executive chef/owner at Gastroarte, a restaurant in New York City. I have never been there but it is on my To-Do list and I cannot wait to experience this modern cuisine. Take a look at some of his creations:
From the Gastroarte website: "It is Gastroarte's intention to bring New York an outlet for the modern cuisine that has put Spain on the culinary map as one of today's international gourmet destinations. In following Chef Núñez' passion for fusing old-world recipes with new-world preparations, Gastroarte is a meeting place for authentic Spanish flavors and nontraditional techniques, a crumble of Mediterranean and multicultural ingredients and molecular methods.
The menu showcases rich, imaginative cooking with a focus on simple yet robust flavors and also reflects Chef Núñez' youthful history as a graffiti and fine artist. In the kitchen, he draws inspiration from his love of urban design and street art, designing his dishes to be colorful creations that many diners say are "too beautiful to eat." The stage for these edible works of art offers its diners two unique dining experiences. In the Tapas and Bar Room guests can enjoy reinterpretations of Spanish tapas, while in the Dining and Garden Rooms a beautifully created dinner menu is available featuring the exploration of shape, color and most importantly flavor."