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Behind-the-Scenes: “Future of Taste” with Chef Maxime Bilet

By Joseph Hernandez | October 16, 2012

Last night was the culmination of five days of preparation with Chef Maxime Bilet, co-author of Modernist Cuisine. At the “Future of Taste,” Chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Maxime combined their efforts to create a stunning menu that not only considered Marcus’ diverse worldview and love of narrative but also Maxime’s dynamic embrace of forward-thinking techniques. The marriage of science and food culminated in a six-course meal, from a reinterpretation of classic Chicken and Waffle to a playful take on Red Velvet Cake. While the plating was polished and impeccable, the back of house at Rooster was bustling with kinetic energy and excitement. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, we’ve put together this behind-the-scenes look at the work and minutiae that went into producing the event’s menu. Stay tuned for more coverage and images from Maxime’s kitchen takeover.



science notes


staff meeting


liquid nitro dots


liquid filling

Brendan drink





gregorio 2

gregorio 3

staff tying

dining room

Ginny's staff

Cryo-shucked oyster

Chicken and Waffle

Noble Roots

Ramen Afrique

Steak and Grits

Red Velvet Cake 2020


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