I recently had the privilege of photographing Chef Erika Tucker at “The Cellar” in San Clemente. ” The Cellar” downtown San Clemente is a unique restaurant , a cheese and wine bar, offering many events with great life music. Erika is a remarkable young talented chef, who studied @ French Culinary Institute in New York. She is a freelance chef ,among being a chef at “The Cellar” and teaching at The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano . Her approach creating her culinary dishes is light, organic and so full of delicious flavors.
This event at “The Cellar” had the theme of “Breakfast for dinner”, so the guests sported in Pyjamas had a wonderful time.
House made bagel, Vodka fennel and cured salmon, with beet lemon cream cheese….
Eggs three ways: truffle poached quail in a poached basket, scotched chicken and pickled deviled duck eggs…
House made nut butter pairings…
Lamb sausage on sweet potatoe hash with seared scallop on truffled grits
vanilla ice cream with huckleberry mouse….
to finish with espresso creamed with baked deliciousness….
At the end of the feast a complimentary of The chef Erika and The Cellar restaurant
Erika, you have a great a future ahead of you as a successful chef, you are so talented!