The first Off the Menu video we published -- in early February -- was an interview with Tim Byres, chef-owner of the Theodore, following the review of that restaurant.
But in order to kick off the series, we had to know whether it would work. Danyele McPherson, executive chef of Remedy , agreed to participate in a video interview with me, even though we couldn't assure her it would be published. We had just published an update review of the restaurant (in which I gave it an enthusiastic three stars). Here's the edited version of the video interview:
The update review was published about a year after its initial (2-star) review. I had decided to write the update, bumping up the star rating, after dining there a couple times and feeling as though McPherson had started to really find her voice as a chef.
In the interview, McPherson talks about the evolution of the restaurant, shedding light on what went on with her creatively over the course of that year. "We were trapped in this ideology we had created for ourselves," she reflected. Very interesting stuff.
She also talks about the inspiration for her "hobo dinner." And the trajectory the restaurant is on. Still want more? Are you a giant Danyele McPherson fan? Check out the unedited version below.