Featured Expert: Sous Chef Matthew Sieger
Venue: The Village Pub [Woodside, CA]
Venue History: The Village Pub was a success in San Francisco since the day it opened in 2001, supported by the solid history among its founding partners, veteran restauranteurs Tim Stannard, Mark Sullivan, and Andrew Green. The Village Pub was awarded a Michelin star in 2009 and has held it since.
In this video you’ll learn about one of their most popular winter dishes, Pork Two Ways, and see how accents from chestnuts and brussel sprouts complement a grilled and glazed ham leg with the maple-brined, honey-glazed, proscuitto-wrapped, sous-vide pork loin. Yes, that’s a mouthful.
What really stands out about this restaurant is their process to come up with new dishes on the menu. Instead of Executive Chef Dmitry Elperin dominating the discussion, all of the chefs sit around to discuss their available ingredients, and throw out ideas to each other. When something sticks, the other chefs build on top of the base idea to concoct a more complex arrangement for the plate. It was enjoyable to cook with Chef Matt to see how the master vision evolves, and witness the intended consistency that really shines through to the final plating.