Chef's Blog

Solage Calistoga's Executive Chef Brandon Sharp shares his passion for cooking, life and all things Napa Valley.

September 20, 2010

“No no, I think it’s my phone.  I just want to make usre I heard you correctly: you did say beef shin right?  As in bone-in beef shank.?

Conventional culinary wisdom says to pick a killer ingredient and then build a dish around it.  No chef I know would, by choice, begin with beef shin.  Choice, however, is not a factor in this exercise (late of my “Sounds Like Fun’ list, new to my “WTFIT?” list), because the beef shin is prescribed, as are 29 other ingredients.  It’s a free country, but not when you work with Food Arts on MYSTERY BASKET”

-Chef Brandon Sharp – Food Art September 2010

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