What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? Lafayette; the frisee salad and the oxtail ravioli. What is your ultimate meal? An appetizer tasting menu designed by the James Beard Rising Chef winners from the past 10 years. What three things are always in your pantry? Olive oil, sea salt, and a spicy condiment. If you weren't a chef, what would you be? A massage therapist. If you could cook with anyone, who would that be? Daniel Boulud or Jonathan Waxman.