Chef Five Bites: Rick Cook

Virginia native Rick Cook was tapped by Black Restaurant Group owners Jeff and Barbara Black to head the kitchen at their seafood hot spot BlackSalt last August. Cook worked his way up to executive chef from line cook. Prior to joining BlackSalt, he spent two years at Gottlieb’s Restaurant & Dessert Bar in Savannah, Ga. And without further ado ... his Five Bites!

1. Any terrine or charcuterie at Palena

2. Uni with flounder fin and shiso at SushiKo

3. Masitas de puerco at Guajillo

4. Burrata with capicola at 2 Amys

5. Chicken with kimchi and soju at BonChon Chicken in Annandale

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