22 Jan Spotlight: Chef Nyesha Arrington
Ready, set, Chef! Nyesha Arrington of Leona (Venice, CA) prepares to take on hungry festival goers at tonight’s inaugural ChefDance dinner.
First Course: Roasted Chestnut soup, Pomegranate, Brown butter croutons, watercress
Second Course: Ahi tuna titake, pine smoked potato, yuzu koshu vinaigrette
Third Course: New York strip steak, french onion, crispy cheese, thyme
Dessert: Adult Frosted Flakes
Chef Nyesha grew up in Southern California with a multicultural background that inspires her food today. Some may recognize Arrington her from her television experience on Bravo’s television series “Top Chef” or Esquire’s “Knife Fight”, though she’s been critically acclaimed culinary talent by prominent food and lifestyle media over the last decade. She now helms the kitchen at LEONA restaurant in her home of Venice Beach, California, serving seasonally driven, ethically harvested and globally inspired Progressive Californian cuisine inspired by the mosaic of the Golden State.