Chef 5 Bites: Richard Brandenburg

Richard Brandenburg was named head chef of Café
this spring after joining chef José Andrés'
ThinkFoodGroup in August 2008. The Virginia native and CIA graduate
previously worked with Eric Ripert at Le
and Laurent Gras at The
Fifth Floor
in San Francisco, and helped launch the Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS
Hotel in Beverly Hills. When he's not in the kitchen, Brandenburg rides
his motorcycle and spends time with his kids, Tyler and Zoe.

Anything seasonal from the Penn
Quarter FreshFarm Market
. It is a luxury to have them parked outside
my front door once a week.

2. Palak chaat from Rasika

Seafood pancake and dolsot bibimbap at Yechon

Peanut butter and jelly with my kids

5. Skewers at Kushi,
especially the chicken liver and the shishito peppers

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