Hanging with Harris
Whether he's in South Beach, Aspen, New York, LA or New Orleans, Billy Harris hangs with the best chefs, bartenders and restaurateurs in America.
David Rosoff - Osteria Mozza
25 Jun 12 1
David Rosoff has been called the "Kevin Bacon of the Los Angeles restaurant scene"; he is a prominent figure to say the least. As Managing Partner of Osteria Mozza and its sister restaurants, David manages some of the hottest spots in LA. He is also a quintessential host and has a deep knowledge of Italian wine that he was happy to share with Billy.
Stephan Berg and Alex Hauck - The Bitter Truth
9 Aug 11 1
No one company represents the re-emurgence of bitters in cocktails better than The Bitter Truth. Having set out five years ago to bring bitters back to the forefront in cocktail making, Stephan Berg and Alex Hauck have since established themselves as the preeminent bitters company in Europe and the United States. Concoctions such as Celery, Creole and Lemon Bitters, just to name a few, they have set their eyes on the future with a line of liqueurs and the newly launched food grade Berg and Hauck's Bitters for cooking and baking. They were at Tales of the Cocktail 2011 Hanging with Harris.
Bryan Ranere - Foreign Cinema - San Francisco
14 Jun 11 1
Bryan Ranere creates cocktails at Foreign Cinema in San Francisco that are inspired by the classics; classic films that is. After a cocktail, guests can sit and enjoy a delicious meal created by Gayle Pirie and John Clark and watch a classic film. Experiencing a great film while dining on great food, what could be better?
Harry Denton - Starlight Room - San Francisco
24 May 11 1
After being fired from a job in retail in the 1970's, Harry Denton took a job at Henry Africa's and never looked back. His experience there led him to Washington Square Bar and Grill where he honed his craft before opening Harry's on Fillmore. An instant success, Harry's laid the groundwork for moving into the Starlight Room at the top of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco where he affixed his name to the door 15 years ago. He was Hanging with Harris.
Kevin Diedrich - Burritt Room - San Francisco
13 May 11 1
Opened in May of 2010, the Burritt Room has quickly risen to the top of the cocktail scene in San Francisco. Unlike other hotel bars, Burritt Room has a diverse array of cocktails well beyond the classics. Talented bartenders like Kevin Diedrich put cocktails like the Black Rose on the menu that utilize the best local spirits and fresh local produce. Kevin was Hanging with Harris.
DeCaro Sartoria Custom Tailors and Shirtmakers - Seattle
29 Mar 11 1
You can buy a suit anywhere. We all have them. Something that is just a little bit too long in the sleeve or too roomy in the middle. Gian DeCaro of DeCaro Sartoria Custom Tailors in Seattle wipes his nose with suits like these. A second generation tailor, Gian might seem abrasive or even dismissive to some. To his clients, some of the top executives at almost every major company you have ever heard of as well as elite athletes in baseball, football and basketball, don't mind. They just stand at the mirror and sip an espresso or a single-malt scotch and watch as Gian creates a bespoke work of art from fine silks, wools and cottons from Italy and Britain. These are suits and garments that make a statement. They are so fine, "you don't even need a woman," as Gian likes to say. Billy couldn't afford a suit, but he did get some advice from Gian on taking his own suit to the next level with a touch of color.
Starbucks with Anthony Carroll
22 Mar 11 1
As Starbucks readies to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the company is embarking on a journey into new territory. The recently launched Starbucks Reserve™ line of coffees are rare and exotic single-origin coffees which are "curated to captivate the palates of coffee aficionados with taste notes that enchant and amaze." Billy had the chance to taste these unique coffees at the Starbucks concept store on East Olive Way and Summit Avenue in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle with Green Coffee Quality Manager Anthony Carroll. Needless to say, this ain't your Dad's old Starbucks.
The Varnish - Los Angeles - Eric Alperin & Chris Bostick - Ramos Gin Fizz
4 Jan 11 1
Eric Alperin and Chris Bostick of The Varnish in Los Angeles show Billy and special guest Simon Majumdar what it takes to create a perfect Ramos Gin Fizz.
Lu Brow - New Orleans - 2010
13 Oct 10 1
The famous Swizzle Stick Bar in New Orleans is run by none other than the queen of southern hospitality, Lu Brow. Her technique and professionalism behind the bar is second to none. She was Hanging with Harris.
Cocktails with Ryan Goodspeed at The Cypress Room - Miami
12 Nov 14 0
Billy hangs with Ryan Goodspeed, Beverage Director for the Genuine Hospitality Group, owner of The Cypress Room in Miami. Billy sips on a barrel aged Vieux Carre cocktail while Ryan mixes up the signature cocktail of The Cypress Room, the Count Basie cocktail. For the next course, Ryan makes a sour style drink, the Knick Knack then wraps things up with the classic Clover Club cocktail.
Lafah Bread and Hummus with Chef Michael Solomonov
29 Oct 14 0
Michael Schwartz hosts a very successful pop-up series at Harry's Pizzeria in Miami in which chefs from across the country create special meals for one nigh only. In this episode of Hanging with Harris, Chef Michael Solomonov of Zahav Restaurant in Philadelphia shows Billy how to bake lafah bread and serves it with hummus right before the big pop-up event.
Harvey Cedars Fish Stew with Chef Michael Schwartz
22 Oct 14 0
Chef Michael Schwartz builds the delicious Harvey Cedars Fish Stew while poolside with Billy at the Raleigh Hotel in South Beach. This amazing seafood dish was inspired by Michael's summers in Long Beach, New Jersey and holds a coveted spot on the Restaurant Michael Schwartz menu.
Ellen Bennett and the Aprons of Hedley & Bennett
8 Oct 14 0
Can aprons be cool? Ellen Bennett of Hedley & Bennett thinks so! Guess what, she's right; her aprons are flying off the shelves of Hedley & Bennett's warehouse in Los Angeles and shipping around the world to chefs and cooks that want to look and feel good in an apron that fits their needs. Ellen took Billy inside the companies headquarters to see how their famous aprons get made.
Jonathan Waxman and Barbuto’s Famous Roast Chicken
4 Oct 14 0
Chef Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto in New York, and the newly opened Adele's in Nashville, shows Billy how to make his famous roast chicken.
Uovo en Raviolo at SD26 New York
4 Oct 14 0
Tony May is a legend of the New York restaurant business and epitome of the immigrant story. Having worked his way up from captain to restaurateur, he has brought legendary status to the Rainbow Room, and, more recently, successfully moved and modernized SD26 in partnership with his daughter, Marisa. In this very special episode of Hanging with Harris, the Mays sit down with Billy to discuss some history, real Italian cuisine and how they will celebrate SD26's five year anniversary. Then, Marisa and Billy head into the kitchen with executive chef, Matteo Bergamini, to make Uovo en Raviolo.
Paella at Toro New York
4 Oct 14 0
James Beard Award winning chef, Jamie Bissonnette, and Toro co-owner/chef, Ken Oringer, show Billy how to make Paella, a classic Spanish dish, in their New York restaurant known for tapas.
Corpse Reviver and Crab Gratin - Shem Blum & Chef Daniel Causgrove
25 Jun 14 0
For cocktail hour at the James Beard House, Chem Blum, Reyka Vodka Brand Ambassador, treats Billy to his take on the Corpse Reviver #2 Cocktail. Billy then heads into the kitchen with Chef Daniel Causgrove of The Grill Room in the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans for a luxurious Crab Gratin.
James Beard House Special - Jaime Salas & Chef Billy Oliva
11 Jun 14 0
Chef Billy Oliva of Delmonico's Restaurant is hanging with Harris in the James Beard House kitchen making his twist on Scallops and Bacon. Before that, Billy was upstairs chatting with Milagro Tequila Brand Ambassador, Jaime Salas, who made an effervescent twist on the Paloma Cocktail, a perfect pairing with Chef's dish.
James Beard Special - Chef Bryce Shuman & Jim Ryan
28 May 14 0
To start the evening, Hendrick's Gin Brand Ambassador, Jim Ryan, shakes up the delicately spicy "Wee Spot O' Tea" Cocktail for Billy. Then Billy heads into the James Beard House kitchen with Chef Bryce Shuman, Executive Chef at Betony in New York, for one of Bryce's favorite dishes, Grain Salad with Labneh and Sprouts.
James Beard Special - Chef Peter Chang & Freddy May
21 May 14 0
What is a "Monkey Shoulder" anyway? In this special episode of Hanging with Harris, you will find out. Freddy May will also teach you to make a unique cocktail with Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky. After a taste, Billy heads into the James Beard House kitchen with legendary chef, Peter Chang, for some Szechuan style "Grandma's" Pork Belly.
James Beard Special - Charlotte Voisey & Chef Akira Back
14 May 14 0
Charlotte Voisey of William Grant & Sons crafts a split base spirit, Japanese/Korean inspired cocktail featuring Reyka Vodka and Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey. The delicate flavors of pear and green tea pair perfectly with Chef Akira Back's Fluke Sashimi.
Donnie Madia and Lynn House
2 Jun 13 0
Chicago born Donnie Madia is a powerhouse restaurateur. He is one of the masterminds behind successes like Blackbird, Avec and Publican and has helped change the dining landscape in Chicago. He was hanging with Billy drinking a delicious cocktail by acclaimed bartender Lynn House.
Chef Bradley Miller - Inn of the Seventh Ray
1 Nov 12 0
Billy was not quite sure what to expect when Chef Bradley Miller of Inn of the Seventh Ray said they would be making lamb brains and sweetbreads together. Let's just say that he was pleasantly surprised.
Chicken Enchiladas - Christina Vega - Casa Vega Restaurant
29 Oct 12 0
Casa Vega Restaurant is about to reach its 60th year in Los Angeles. Christina Vega, daughter of owner "Ray" Vega, and Vice President of the restaurant, hung out with Billy in the kitchen and cooked up the famous Casa Vega Chicken Enchiladas.
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