Brazillian pastry chef Thiago Silva has a lot going on—running the kitchens at The General and Catch, making enormous, complicated celebration cakes for celebrities, and ensuring that his new grows up with a broader palate than his mother's. We chatted with Silva about how a Brazilian chef crafts Asian desserts, what kind of music he plays in his kitchens, and if the inside of those fancy cakes is worth the eating.
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Chef Hung Huynh of Catch and The General may be most known for winning Season 3 of Top Chef and for the clubby, star-studded clientele at his restaurants. But he's all about the food, and continues to turn out full-flavored dishes that speak to his Vietnamese and Chinese background. We caught up with Chef Huynh at The General for a few nibbles of some of his favorites, and a chat on pulling everything together in New York City.
This is not your typical coconut cake and ice cream at The General.