“Rewarding, educational and ever-expanding,” Chef David E. Diaz of Beaumarchais East Hampton says when asked to describe his relationship with food in three words. As he looks forward to Dan’s Taste of Two Forks in July, Diaz proves that a conversation with a celebrated East End chef can be described in exactly the same way.
What Are You Most Looking Forward to at Dan’s Taste of Two Forks: Seeing what the other chefs are doing
What is one food or dish that everyone should try at least once in life? Foie gras
What quality do you most admire in a chef? Professionalism
If we looked inside your refrigerator right now, what would I find? Buffalo wings and a foie gras terrine
The perfect drink for a summer night: Negroni
Food that defines summer on Long Island: Striped Bass
If you had two forks in your hands right now, what would you like to stick them in: Some sort of pork and blood sausage
The world ends tomorrow. Your last meal would be: A big One. Pollo guisado (Dominican chicken stew), and Fried pork chops with rice and beans, and fried sweet plantains.
Your Favorite Local Ingredient: Corn
What Is Your Guilty Food Pleasure These Days: Pig ear tacos
What’s great about being part of the cuisine culture on the East End: Discovering all it has to offer like the local fish and produce
What do you consider a chef’s most underrated virtue? Work ethic
Finish This Sentence: The Perfect Meal Is… A feast for the senses