Atlantic Beach, FL, USAName: Daniel Groshell Age: 42 Nationality: American Country of Residence: USA
1. Your Restaurant/Business:
Ocean 60 Restaurant and Martini Bar in Atlantic Beach, FL.
2. About Your Kitchen:
Creative continental cuisine, fresh local seafood and French classical techniques.
3. Your Favorite Chef Works Item:
The Montreal Black Cool Vent Coat - great for Florida weather.
4. First Job:
Peeling carrots for Chef Sergio at Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, Florida.
5. Your Cookbook:
My go to book: Professional Chef. My future book will honor my mother - artist, master entertainer, and community activist.
6. Your Awards:
2003-2010 Top 25 Best of Jacksonville, 2003-2010 Top 500 Florida Golden Spoon.
7. Your Cooking Inspiration:
My mother, Dorothy, Julia Child, and the beach where I grew up.
8. Your Speciality Dish:
Local diver shot Grouper with roasted tomato and shallot marmalade, parmesan risotto and lemon beurre blanc.
9. Favorite Dish To Eat:
Whole fried red Snapper.
10. Weirdest Thing You Ever Ate:
Turtle eggs off of the beach in El Salvador.
11. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
Macadamia nut crunch.
12. Favorite Drink:
Freshly squeezed tangerine and blood orange juice from my tree.
13. Favorite Wine:
Vino Verde - I had in Portugal on the beach at age 15.
14. Who Would You Most Like To Cook For:
15. Who Would You Least Like To Cook For:
Negative people and know-it-alls.
16. Favorite Things To Do When Not Cooking:
Enjoying the beach, the surf, fishing, and then cooking!
17. Your Latest Project:
R & D on a new product for the hospitality industry.
18. Favorite City and Why:
Kanapali, Hawaii. Great memories and a trifecta of beauty: sand, surf and fresh fish!
19. Your Greatest Indulgence:
Ron Centenario - Costa Rican Rum.
20. Your All Time Best Culinary Tip:
Technique is flavor.