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2011.05.17  Sam Choy at Draeger's
TAGS: sam choy, cooking, san mateo

If we had to pick a "favorite celebrity chef", the answer might just be Sam Choy.  He's a lot more famous in the Hawaiian Islands than he is even on the West Coast of the US, probably as a result of his cooking shows not being syndicated outside of Hawaii.

We make it a point to see him when he's in town each year, and Draeger's cooking school is a regular stop.  His classes are entertaining and his food is both good and grounded.

The food this time was a bit lighter than normal, one of the better menus.

Bill Hutton is now head chef of the Draeger's Cooking School.

Sam Choy and Wade Tamura, who cooks for Charles Phan of Slanted Door fame.

Sam horsing around with the microphone.

Two Big Guys

Cooking school staff.

San and Taro leaves.

Ahi Poke Spring Roll with Creamy Wasabi Dressing.

Demonstrating oven-carmelized onions.

Kona Tossed Salad with Maui Onion Vinaigrette

Beef Short Rib Luau Stew with Hawaiian Chili Pepper Water and Sweet Potato Mash.

The demonstration salad.

They had a Malbec and a Chardonnay.

Sam cuts a pineapple.

...and a mango.

The plating operation.

Warm Haupia Sundae - with mixed fruits and vanilla ice cream.

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