All About Apples


"In a sea of restaurants that adhere to fads, fickle
restaurant critics, and the advice of consultants, Lampreia has slowly and
steadily built a loyal and almost religious following of customers who value its
unique, minimalist style. Carsberg’s food is fresh, seasonal, refined,
luxurious, and yet deceptively simple. Meals at Lampreia are special but not
formal. Dishes are exciting and challenging, but approachable. Carsberg operates
outside the growing legion of “celebrity chefs” while maintaining standards as
high as the most famous and accomplished of culinary artists. Carsberg’s cooking
is grounded in the northern Italian style that he absorbed during his many years
cooking in Europe. He combines this with the fresh ingredients of the region in
which he grew up – the Pacific Northwest.

Growing up in the northwest, and cooking here every
day, it’s impossible not to feature the bounty of Washington State’s apple
harvest on my menu,” said Scott Carsberg, Chef at Lampreia. The eight dishes in
All About Apples are a tour of many of the apple varieties grown in Washington
state and of other local and seasonal ingredients like Dungeness Crab, and
chestnuts. “What I love about this cookbook is the freedom to really show what
goes into making each dish. While Lampreia doesn’t have the luxury of an army of
cooks, our dishes are still more involved than the average food made at home.
The details in All About Apples capture the truth of how Lampreia’s food is
really made. And the only way we could have done a project this special is with
the passionate people at tastingmenu” said Carsberg."

All About Apples
A tasting menu from Scott Carsberg of Lampreia

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