Executive Chef Paul Millist Debuted at Camelback Inn with a Seven-Course Dinner on Wednesday Night

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Originally from Australia, Millist has used his successful career in food to travel the world during his decades in the business. He's worked in Europe, Thailand and Bali and under well-known chefs including the infamous Gordon Ramsey - Millist tells us Ramsey really does yell that much.

Wednesday's seven-course meal served as Millist's coming out party for a small crowd of attendees. The menu featured mainly seafood and highlighted the chef's whimsical take on food and impeccable attention to detail. Each artistically plated entrée arrived with a short back-story and wine pairing selected by the sommelier to either complement or contrast the dish.

While every plate left a lasting memory, standouts included the second course of silken tofu with Dungeness crab and the chef's handmade lobster tortellini, for which he says his wife married him. Of course, the Waygu beef won't be easily forgotten, and the accompanying tempura oyster and kimichi were excellent in their own rights.

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Lauren Saria
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