You can meet celebrity Chef Ron Duprat of International Hospitality Consulting at Dan’s Harvest East End, the can’t-miss food and wine classic, on Saturday, August 20, at McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue. Duprat shares that, “I started an international hospitality consulting group. It’s built on a commitment to exceed expectations by providing extraordinary food and excellent customer service. International Hospitality has grown into a diversified collection of restaurant concepts, from the flagship Latitudes Restaurant and Cloyde Steak House to more than 20 restaurants. We’re working to develop new, original concepts in North Miami and beyond, while collaborating on the company’s existing menu offerings.” A portion of proceeds from Harvest East End benefits Long Island Farm Bureau and HRHCare.
What fuels your creativity as a chef?
My culinary diplomacy trip to South East Asia. My food is simply fuel for life. Passion for creating and sharing the most delectable culinary experience ever is contagious. My kitchen stadium sizzles with activity and my dishes delight guests.
What do you think of the Montauk Fishburger?
One of the best concept yet, Chef Eric Ripert is a genius. The East End is fortunate to be a part of such a small but powerful movement working to change the way children eat and the way they think about their food.
What is your local cocktail, of choice this season?
A Ruby ’Rita, the Proper Negroni, the Black Buoy
Which of your dishes would you most like to serve to another chef?
Veal with green peas (or young beans) and cucumber
How has the gluten-free eating trend affected your menu?
I always go the extra mile to exceed the guest’s expectations—most of my menus are gluten-free.
What are you most looking forward to at Dan’s Harvest East End?
Experiencing the mood of everyone and tasting some of the best food on the East End
Please complete this sentence: My mother would not approve of my use of…
but she would approve of….
the flavor I get from Caribbean cuisine with a French twist.
I could survive on a desert island if I just had:
Griottissimo [cherries in brandy], Spanish olive oil and truffles.
Dan’s Taste of Summer kicks off with Dan’s GrillHampton hosted by Adam Richman on Friday, July 22, and continues on Saturday, July 23, with Dan’s Taste of Two Forks presented by Farrell Building Company hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli, both on the waterfront at Fairview Farm at Mecox in Bridgehampton. The oceanfront food and drink fest ClambakeMTK at Gurney’s Montauk hosted by Marc Murphy premieres on Saturday, July 30. Dan’s Harvest East End, the can’t-miss food and wine classic, hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian is Saturday, August 20, at McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue. For tickets and more info on all Dan’s Taste of Summer events, visit DansTasteofSummer.com! A portion of this year’s ticket proceeds from GrillHampton and Taste of Two Forks will benefit All For The East End (AFTEE), a 501(c)(3) that showcases and provides support to the more than 1,000 charity organizations in the five East End towns. A portion of proceeds from Harvest East End benefits Long Island Farm Bureau and HRHCare.