Owner/chef, La Rœa
Photos and questions by Maureen Proven�al
PQ: WhatÕs your food/wine philosophy?
ME: My philosophy is to have good food, good ingredients and consistency.
PQ: One food you canÕt live without?
ME: Roasted lamb.
PQ: One ingredient you canÕt live without?
PQ: What food/drink should people be more open to trying?
ME: The traditional dishes of the Mediterranean.
PQ: Weirdest thing youÕve ever eaten?
ME: Monkey brains with J.J.
PQ: Most memorable meal youÕve ever eaten?
ME: In Valencia, Spain with my nephew Charlie and his wife Marissa, at Sergio Alar«co Restaurant.
PQ: Exact moment you decided to become a chef?
ME: When I started eating good food.
PQ: WhatÕs your solution for a last-minute meal?
ME: Spanish omelette.
PQ: Best trend in food/restaurants?
ME: Comfort food.
PQ: Worst trend in food/restaurants?
ME: Fast food.
PQ: Greatest professional moment?
ME: When I won the gold medal for La Rœa in Vancouver Magazine.
PQ: Where would you go to eat if you could go anywhere in the world?
ME: Sergio Alar«co in Valencia, Spain.
PQ: Where would you go for your last meal in Whistler?
Le Gros to eat Dover sole.
PQ: What brought you to Whistler?
ME: The opportunity to be part of one of the best resorts in North America.
PQ: Personal hero.
ME: Pierre Trudeau.