Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cooking breakfast with the waffle brothers

I met the waffle brothers at my daughters martial arts class. John and Ron run a waffle shop at 16th and Arapahoe. If you have not tried a waffle you must make the trip. They use a classic belgium recipe with pulugra butter and these large sugar crystals that give them a great crunch They asked me to cook some scrambled eggs for them for a party of 600 people this morning. The only problem is that it was -12 when I left my house this morning. The waffle brothers share their commissary with Biker Jim a local street cart legend who cooks a wide array of game sausages. Jim got to hang out with Anthony Bourdain last week when they were taping No Reservations. It has been a blast being able to help out friends here and there while I get my ideas in order. As you can see by the picture I am not in a hotel anymore, we cooked our eggs for 600 off a hot dog grill.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Introducing The Inventing Room Catering

As most of you know, I parted ways with O’s a few weeks back and it’s all good. After a nice break with my family, I’m back to playing with liquid nitrogen and dreaming of new flavor combinations and textures . I’ve formed a new Denver catering company: The Inventing Room. It’s named after the place where Willy Wonka thought up his sweetest concoctions.

The Inventing Room team will provide one-of-a-kind food experiences for holiday parties, corporate gatherings and celebrations with family, friends and foodies. We can do ice cream parties for up to 1000 attendees with incredibly creamy scoops made-to-order with liquid nitrogen

If you sampled the molecular dinners I did at O’s, you know we can do dozens of flavors, everything from Caramel with Sea Salt, and Roasted Pineapple ice cream and our famous Peanut Butter sorbet. We bring along the best toppings, treats like fresh fruit, tres leches cake, and “shattered” whip cream. We can even do vegan, gluten-free ice cream made with coconut milk.

For even more entertainment, The Inventing Room also offers “miracle fruit” taste experiences. The miracle fruit is a unique berry that can alter your taste buds for about 45 minutes during which sour foods taste sweet.

For informal corporate meetings, we can provide kettles of our critically acclaimed soups from Loaded Baked Potato to Sweet English Pea and Rosemary with great breads.

Now you can also enjoy molecular catering in your home. I can customize a

four-course menu from the wide range of cool dishes I served at the restaurant.

Anybody up for a Blue crab benedict, Sous-vide caramel carrots, Compressed heirloom tomatoes , Guinness gelee, or a s'more spring roll with smoked sea salt ice cream?

Thanks to everyone for all their support of my cooking at O’s and in the past.I look forward to feeding you again. If you’re interested in The Inventing Room,

give me a call at 303-319-2592 or e-mail me at

Website coming soon

“You see, all of my most secret inventions are cooking and simmering in (The Inventing Room).”

- from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)