One thing you don't know about me is that I almost didn't pursue cooking. I was a darn good flute player and always first chair in any orchestra I played with. But I didn't want to be a starving artist, so I chose cooking. I like to eat. I'm most proud of Rioja, my first restaurant, and the family of people that make it work. I can't wait to come into work every day. My fondest memory is taking my mom to Guy Savoy when I lived in Paris. If there was no cheese I'd have no reason to ...

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