When asked, Chef John just says "I like to try different things by experimenting with odd combinations." This modest statement disguises his deep passion for quality ingredients, trying new things, and most importantly, introducing his guests to new experiences through his menu.
Most seasoned culinarians will tell you, its harder to improvise and "just throw things together," rather than follow a simple recipe. A chef has to possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of flavors, how they compliment each other, and the subtle nuances they lend to carious dishes. While some of Chef John's creativity may seem unorthodox or puzzling to some, patrons at the Palouse Bar & Grill have learned to taste first, judge after.
The Palouse Bar & Grill was chosen as both the popular vote by attendees and the unanimous choice of the judges. As a result, Chef John is known as "The People's Chef" by his team.
The Fresh Sheet accompaniment to the regular lunch/dinner menu at the Palouse Bar & Grill is where Chef John’s creativity shines through. Hard-to-find ingredients, limited-availability cheeses, some of the freshest seafood, supreme cuts of beef and other items all get showcased; changing every 2 weeks. The Fresh Sheet also includes wine pairings to compliment this uniquely styled cuisine.
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