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Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by chefseanvincent, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. chefseanvincent

    chefseanvincent

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    Simple questions to some more recent locals....

    Where can I find some black garlic, speciality shops or markets not purveyors?

    Best bowery supply store, particularly for technical/modern plating tools?

    Who will sell me Tuna that is 2+ consistent? Non of this holy s&^% amazing one day and I hope you are effen joking the next.


    We will try those for now...
    Shot in the dark, wait actually early morning light.

    Let's see where this goes..

    Sean V
     
  2. chefedb

    chefedb

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    Only consistant tuna I have found is flown in to Florida from off Hawian Coast. It is pricey but excellent, better then the so called Sushi Grade. because 95% of time it is uniform in texture, taste, and color.
     
  3. cacioepepe

    cacioepepe

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    Although I'm back in Cali i spent 5 years in NYC.  I'm not sure what you mean by modern plating tools, but this is what i can think of:

    Black Garlic. Either check out Kalustyans on Lex and 28th. http://www.kalustyans.com/ or get in touch with Behroush from Saffron King http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1122867218   He carries amazing exotic ingredients of amazing quality, although you will pay for it.

    As far as tools I always use Broadway Panhandle or J.B. Prince.

    All the restaurants I worked at in the Danny Meyer group used Pierless Fish Co.  They deliver to every legit restaurant. Bobby the owner is a perfectionist just like any chef i know.

    Hope it helps
     
  4. chefseanvincent

    chefseanvincent

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    That was exactly the answer I was looking for, Thank you cacio!
    Wish I could be more help in Cali....
    Kalyunstans and Jb prince are prime chef stops in NY.
    I'm also using pierless..


    Do you miss it yet ?

    I hand picked my truffles and porcini out of a suitcase today,
    Life is gooood.