If your cooking were a genre of music, what would it be?: Grateful Dead, or any other great "jam band." It's a spontaneous collection of ingredients that just feels right.
Describe a meal you'll never forget and why it's so memorable: At the Biltmore Hotel, in Coral Gables, Palme d'Or Restaurant prepared by Chef Phillip Ruiz. It was 27 courses, five bottles of wine, and seven hours. It was my last day working there. I ate by myself because I wanted to immerse myself in the experience.