I am often asked…”what is your favorite thing to cook?” It’s a hard question… but the answer usually is found in the farmer’s market, the field or the stream. It’s a moving target but whatever it is today was found right here yesterday or this morning…. I like to cook what I like to eat and I’ve been very lucky because a lot of people seem to like to eat what I like to eat… that’s what I cook.
About Opus Ten
Dinner at Opus Ten is an event that begins each night with a craft cocktail made at your table served with surprise hors d’oeuvres. Dinner follows in seven passionately prepared courses paired with carefully selected wines. I am a casual person and so I made Opus Ten to be fun – Not stuffy. Dress up if you want to and enjoy our smart-casual environment and correct and friendly service.
For as long as I could remember, I knew wanted to be a chef. From learning how to make fresh pasta at seven years old, to getting my first job as a dishwasher at the age of 12, I have been on a quest to learn as much as I can from anyone I can. I grew up in Maine and have been working in Portland for six years. This past winter, I had the amazing opportunity to travel Europe, Southeast Asia and New Zealand and it reflects greatly in my dishes. My goal every night is to transport you to a different place. Whether it is an Italian sandwich cart in Florence, a noodle bar in Bangkok or your own grandmother’s kitchen. Cooking food for total strangers is an intimate, soulful way of communicating and if we have done our jobs right you will leave Opus Ten giddy and we won’t be strangers anymore.