Tag: travel

Pine Street Market X Portland, Oregon.

Pine Street Market X Portland, Oregon.

From DTLA to Amsterdam to Singapore, and almost everywhere in between, no big city today is complete without an urban ‘food hall’. A place that blends genre and culture, sweet and savory, crowds large and diverse. Pine Street Market is a foodie sanctuary. A spot […]

ALMORADUZ – Cocina de Autor

We are fortunate to be in a business that we love and still feel passionate about after all these years. For the millions of people who follow us here, you know we never stop exploring our craft and taking notes to become better cooks. Our […]

Research & Development in Southern Arizona: Tucson Travelogue

Research & Development in Southern Arizona: Tucson Travelogue

Every now and then it is time to get out of town and visit a place historically known for iconic food, art and hospitality. It keeps our creative juices flowing and lets us take measure with others in our field, a way to set our sights on new goals and new trends. Last week it was Tucson, Arizona. I can’t tell you here about everything we ate and saw and how all the details effect our collective output in the company but I will invite you to browse below for highlights from the tour; and to pay attention to our menus in the coming months and the dishes we will be preparing all the way into next spring and summer.

Camp Like a Chef

Camp Like a Chef

The end of June is usually screaming hot in wine country; with temps this year reaching 107+ inland just last week… Heat like that means it’s time to figure out how to get away and cool down on the coast. The redwoods, the fern canyons, […]

Morro Bay Farmers Market, Morro Bay, Ca: Snapshot of What’s Happening

Morro Bay Farmers Market, Morro Bay, Ca: Snapshot of What’s Happening

This funky, little, central-coast town’s market is slim on produce stalls and rife with Kooky arts and crafts; but, what it lacks in organic, chef notable ingredients, it makes up for with heart and soul. As you might expect, flowers, succulents and jewelry are everywhere; […]

KCC Farmers Market, Honolulu, HI; Snapshot of What’s Happening

KCC Farmers Market, Honolulu, HI; Snapshot of What’s Happening

Cold and wintery Northern California weather got you down? Dreaming of a milder climate? One with clean air, a warm ocean and a small community of farmers dedicated to bringing to market a proud bounty of mother nature’s best?

Think about visiting Oahu; better yet, set your sights on Honolulu with its restaurant and art renaissance and the KCC Farmers market. Located just north of the famous Diamond Head crater, this saturday morning stroll and shop offers an incredibly beautiful and diverse taste of what’s happening in and around the Hawaiian Islands.

We caught wind of this well-known and respected market back on the mainland and our curiosity got the best of us. If you know Bay Laurel Culinary, then it shouldn’t seem out of the ordinary that we would go for a chance to gather ideas, talk with purveyors and gather intel for our upcoming 2017 catering season.

Here’s a peak at what we found…

The Market Starts Early and Closes before Lunch
Tropical Flowers from Green Point Nurseries
Hawaiian Wild Caught Shrimp
Malunggay
Farm Fresh Pickle
Incredible Breakfast Offerings
Jams, Butters & Honey
Cruising by Tropical Blossoms
More Flowers
All Hawaiian Honey
Big Island Avocado
Buying Cut Fruit from a Vendor
Green Onion
Grilled Abalone
Strawberry Papaya
The Pig & the Lady
Pho Ga
Juicer
Pitaya or Dragon Fruit
Never Too Early for Popcicles in Hawaii
Sweet Gold Babies
Hawaiian Honey
Local Honey for Sale
Daikon, Orange & Pineapple
Banana
Rambutan
Grilled Shrimp on a Stick
Dinner for Adele

Dinner for Adele

This time of year we get really busy and a lot of great things happen around the BLC&K compound that do not get broadcast to the outside world. Although we are constantly looking forward to our next event I thought it would be slightly amiss […]

The Wanda & the Psychedelic Spyglass

The Wanda & the Psychedelic Spyglass

A couple times a year (usually in summer) we get asked to cater a cruise or two around the bay (usually at sunset). The last time we went out it was on the Wanda, a 90 foot yacht commissioned to be built in 1922 for […]

The Chef’s Spring Break; A few days of Adventure, R & D in the Golden State

We recently took a few days to see what was happening with our neighbors in California. A shoestring budget got us deserted campsites, hikes, free museums, gardens, parks, a movie (about food), history lessons and a full force burger tour in LA. In between we spied on the happenings at some of the most talked about to-go restaurants in the southland, ate killer sushi and Mexican food (of course), saw family and even got some work done at the beach. It was incredible what we were able to accomplish in just a few days of travel. Most importantly the chefs had a little time to get out of the kitchen, get inspired and start making plans for the coming summer season in the North Bay. The following gallery notes what we did, what we saw and what we ate at the end of March 2016. More details available upon request…

Mexico pt 2

Mexico pt 2