Chef Magazine's 2008 Chef of the Year Rob Wilson, executive chef of the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, Calif., was recently featured in the Orange County Register. The article discusses Wilson's seasonal yet outside-the-box pairing of heirloom tomatoes with fromage blanc sorbet (photo, below)--as well as espresso-rubbed New York strip with caramel-bourbon sauce from Wilson's chef du cuisine and coarse sea salt-topped chocolate cookies from his pastry chef. Check out the full article with recipes here, or visit the photo gallery of the dishes here.
(photo credit: Cindy Yamanaka/Orange County Register)