Chef Five Bites: Alex Bollinger

Chef Alex Bollinger grew up cooking for his family, and after two years in college, he decided to pursue his passion full time and headed to the Culinary Institute of America in 2003. After stints at Aureole and Charlie Palmer Steak, Bollinger was tapped to be executive chef at Urbana Restaurant and Wine Bar in the Hotel Palomar. Here are his bites.

1. Chicken liver mousse at Palena

2. Charcuterie board at New Heights

3. Green curry pork at Thai Tanic

4. Any kind of oyster at Hank’s Oyster Bar

5. Foie gras at Charlie Palmer Steak

Previous Chef Five Bites: Cathal Armstrong, Dani Arana, David Guas, Josh Short, Michel Richard, Haidar Karoum, Ryan Morgan, Shannon Overmiller, Anthony Chittum, Jonathan Krinn & Jon Mathieson, Victor Albisu, Vatche Benguian, John Snedden, Nicholas Stefanelli, Travis Olson, Brian Robinson, Cliff Wharton