Among the great aspects of being part of the cuisine culture on the East End, says Chef Douglas Gulija of Plaza Café in Southampton, is “being able to share in the bounty of our great vineyards and hard-working farmers and fishermen.” Come July 14, Gulija and other top chefs will be sharing some incredible food and wine at the second annual Dan’s Taste of Two Forks, but before then he shares a few more thoughts about summer drinks, foie gras and more.
What are you most looking forward to at Dan’s Taste of Two Forks: Honoring my good friend Gery Hayden
What is one food or dish that everyone should try at least once in life? I think it would be something from your own heritage that you thought you would never eat.
Describe your relationship with food in three words: Celebration of Life
What quality do you most admire in a chef? Being humble and helping develop younger cooks
What would be your one request of the cooking gods? The elimination of “Big Business” in our food supply
The perfect drink for a summer night: One of Channing Daughter’s Rosés
Food that defines summer on Long Island: Corn definitely comes to mind first
The world ends tomorrow. Your last meal would be: Something with foie gras
Your favorite local ingredient: Whatever is on the boat that is just docking
What do you consider a chef’s most underrated virtue? Their willingness to give back to the community they belong to
Finish this sentence: The perfect meal is…: One shared with family and friends