Photos and questions by Maureen Provençal
PQ: Whats your food/wine philosophy?
DK: Fresh, fresh, and always fresh. For wine, try anything, dont be afraid. If you dont like one, try another.
PQ: One food you avoided as a child and now enjoy?
DK: Oysters and blue cheese.
PQ: One food you cant live without?
DK: Fresh herbs.
PQ: Where would you go to eat if you could go anywhere in the world?
DK: Spain or Italy or France.
PQ: Most memorable meal youve ever eaten?
DK: A Cuban restaurant in Vancouver called Armando. I had beef tenderloin done Cuban style in the early 70s.
PQ: Where would you go for your last meal in Whistler?
DK: La Rúa.
PQ: Greatest professional moment?
DK: Feeding Pierre Trudeau in Whistler and having him come back and shake the kitchen staffs hands.
PQ: Best trend in food/restaurants?
DK: Good value and quality food and service.
PQ: Worst trend in food/restaurants?
DK: Too many deep fryers.
PQ: Who has had the biggest impact on your cooking or career?
DK: Auguste Escoffie, a French chef from 1800 or early 1900s. And Peter Mattsen.