Visit to Niman Cattle Ranch

Visit to Niman Cattle Ranch

I have been using Niman Ranch beef and pork for going on 15 years. I have been to pork farms, seen confinement houses, met the Niman pork farmers in the Midwest, including two instances that were quite emotional. I decided I needed to see the cattle ranchers that raise the Niman beef we use because a recent tasting I participated in made me realize there were other companies out there trying hard to get a piece of the pie. This due diligence proved incredibly worthwhile.
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Reimagining California Cuisine

How could we reinterpret the meaning of “California Cuisine” with the food we serve at George's at the Cove?
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A Look Inside Chino Farms

A Look Inside Chino Farms

Chef Trey Foshee reflects on his experience and relationship with Chino Farms—a local, family farmstand in Rancho Santa Fe and a long standing purveyor of George's at the Cove.
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Sustainable Seafood. Just Try It!

Seafood is probably the biggest challenge for us at George's. Most people understand the seasonality of produce, and meat and poultry stay relatively consistent throughout the year. But, seafood is not only seasonal; most of it is harvested wild. Chef Trey talks about the importance of opening up your mind and your seafood loving palette.
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My Decade of Definition

As a cook, I was not the most strategic thinker. I moved to the kitchen from the front of the house because I didn’t like interacting with guests, but liked the restaurant business. I moved around a bit not thinking of a career path or what the next step might be until I had a “moment” working the line at a busy restaurant on Maui and decided I needed to go to cooking school to get myself out of the path I was headed. I didn’t know what I wanted, but I was sure of what I didn’t want and that was to be a middle-aged, washed up line cook.
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Great food comes from great ingredients.

I was asked to contribute a recipe to the Niman Ranch Cookbook. Having had a long and productive relationship with Bill Niman and his company, I was honored and sent over the requested recipe without hesitation. At George's at the Cove, we share the same values of sustainability, support for family farms and proper animal husbandry as the Niman's. We use their pork exclusively and a good portion of our beef also comes from Niman Ranch.
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