Creative, passionate and delicious. The three words that Lia Fallon, executive chef and owner of Amerelle in Wading River, uses to describe her relationship with food work well to define the dishes she creates as well as forces that drive the chef herself. Fallon began her culinary career working with such celebrity chefs as Emeril Lagasse and Bobby Flay at the Food Network, and now she is a star chef herself, ready to shine with other top chefs from the East End of Long Island at the second annual Dan’s Taste of Two Forks food-and-wine event in Bridgehampton on July 14.
What Are You Most Looking Forward To at the Dan’s Taste of Two Forks Event: To have fun and meet new people
What is one food or dish that everyone should try at least once in life? Sea urchin
What quality do you most admire in a chef? Dedication
What would be your one request of the cooking gods? A garden all year long
If I looked inside your refrigerator right now, what would I find? Definitely wine and cheese
The Perfect Drink for a Summer Night: Gin basil gimlet
Food That Defines Summer on Long Island: Roasted corn, white peaches, heirloom tomatoes and oysters on the half shell
If you had two forks in your hands right now, what would you like to stick them in: Being that it is breakfast—a garden vegetable frittata and fresh peaches with lavender honey drizzle
The World Ends Tomorrow. Your Last Meal Would Be: That’s hard…maybe wine and cheese
What Is Your Favorite Local Ingredient: Oysters
What Is Your Guilty Food Pleasure These Days: Definitely fresh pasta
What’s Great About Being Part of the Cuisine Culture on the East End: Supporting the local farmers
What do you consider a chef’s most underrated virtue? Those hot summer nights working sauté and grill. It’s hot and your clothes are sticky…no one sees that part of a chef.
Finish This Sentence: The Perfect Meal Is…: Made with the perfect ingredients
The second annual Dan’s Taste of Two Forks is Saturday, July 14, at Sayre Park in Bridgehampton. Click here for more information and to get your tickets now!