summertime

It was a busy winter. We fed quite a few people. I lost my voice a couple of times. We went through a handful of cooks and dishwashers, ultimately finding a great crew, but of course they left for their summer jobs up north. We cut through hundreds of pounds of fish, pork belly, skirt …

So Many Dishes, So Little Time

Sometimes I think my menu isn't big enough. There are hundreds, thousands of recipes I'd like to try but I've inadvertently developed a menu that people like. There are a handful of plates people would be sad to see go, though you shouldn't get too comfortable. It started years ago with the steak and mahi …

La Copa Llena at the Black Eagle

The new restaurant: La Copa Llena at the Black Eagle. We're hard at work trying to get open by November 1st. A menu featuring old favorites and new experiments. Beautiful sunsets, great booze, good music. All what you've come to expect from Casa Isleña, just bigger and better. It's humbling and exciting and a bit nerve-racking, …