What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? Langoustine at Le Bernardin. What is your ultimate meal? Sushi. What three things are always in your pantry? Fresh pasta, homemade infused oil, and homemade pickles. If you weren't a chef, what would you be? I can't image myself outside the kitchen. If you could cook with anyone, who would that be? Gualtiero Marchesi, the founder of modern Italian cuisine.