The Food Event: Meet the Chefs – Bruce Kalman

Pasadena’s Italian-minded chef puts a spin on wild smoked salmon

The 9th annual Los Angeles magazine Food Event takes place on Sunday, October 19, and once again we couldn’t be more proud of the stellar line-up of restaurants. To whet your appetite, we caught up with some of our guest chefs to find out what they’ll be making and what they are most excited to see at the event. Get tickets and more information.

Chef: Bruce Kalman, Union

What other restaurant or restaurants are you most looking forward to seeing at the event?
“I’m really looking forward to seeing Bestia, Girasol, and Cliff’s Edge.”
Have you decided what you will be serving? If not, what do you have to take into account when choosing a dish to serve to 3,000 people?
“I’ll be serving a salmon batutto (tartare of both raw and smoked wild King salmon) on crostini with salsa verde.” 
What fall ingredient currently has you inspired?
“Delicata squash is a fall favorite [of mine].”

Since we’ll all be spending the day in the Malibu hills, which do you prefer mountains or beach?
“Beach, always.”