Brian Ellis Visits The Daily Meal and Shares His Potato-Free Gnocchi Recipe

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Chef Brian Ellis of The Smith and Jane Restaurant prepared menu favorites for guests to enjoy
Brian Ellis

Kristen Hom

Brian Ellis Visits The Daily Meal and Shares His Potato-Free Gnocchi Recipe

Brian Ellis

Kristen Hom

Chef Brian Ellis, executive chef at The Smith and Jane Restaurant, visited The Daily Meal kitchen last night to prepare some menu highlights and other delicious bites. Chef Ellis worked as the chef de cuisine at Jane Restaurant when it first opened in 2003 and was the first executive chef at the first Smith restaurant when it opened in 2007 in the East Village.

Sweet, with a Kick

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Chef Ellis’ Spicy Salmon Tartare features rice cake, Sriracha, and soy caramel.

A Spoonful of Flavor

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Tuna poke is combined with cashews, yuzu, and mango for a bright, flavorful bite.

A Taste of the Sea

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Ellis’ poached lobster roll is served in bite-sized pieces.

A Stunning Presentation

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Steak frites are topped with a balsamic onion jam and sea salt.

A Spin on a Classic

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This Caesar salad features parmesan frico and boquerones.

Not Your Ordinary Chip

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Yukon gold potato chips are topped with a blue cheese fondue and chives.

Finishing Touches

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Chef Ellis plates his crab cakes with Alabama sauce and apple chutney.

All Smiles in the Kitchen

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Chef Ellis takes a moment to chat with Jim Spanfeller and Colman Andrews.

There’s Always Room for Dessert

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Guests enjoyed Ellis’ interpretation of s’mores, served in small glasses with tiny spoons to match.

A Special Treat

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Turkey Hill’s All Natural Gelato was served at the bar for guests to enjoy.