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Cosima versus Hudson Coastal


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Jonathan Hicks

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Joel Young

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Monday, Jun 5, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:45pm (doors open at 5:30pm)



Location:
Points South Latin Kitchen
1640 Thames Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21231

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Jonathan Hicks
Head Chef
Cosima

Chef Jonathan Hicks

About the Chef

Born in Harrisburg, PA Chef Hicks grew up in Maryland (Baltimore,Laurel, Catonsville). He graduated from Laurel high school, and went to Providence, Rhode Island to study Culinary Arts/Entreprenuership at Johnson and Wales University. He has had the opportunity to work at Waterfront Kitchen, Earth Wood & Fire and Grillfire Arundel.

"My cooking style blends the feelings and tradition of the soul food I grew up on and fuses my love for Asiain/Spanish/BBQ and passion for heat(peppers/chiles). I also feel my ability to create big flavors with a good deal of balance is a strong skill of mine."

When asked about his favorite dish, Chef Hicks tells us it is Lemongrass Short Rib with CocaCola Hoisin BBQ & Saffron Rice. "I'm proud of this dish because it was the first time I started experimenting with Thai food and flavors. It is a play on the lemongrass short rib I ate in Cranston, Rhode Island at Thai Excursion, it always reminds me of that place and good times", he tells us.

Influences

"My Grandmother (rest in peace) is my culinary inspiration. I can remember all of my life watching my grandmother change peoples attitude or bad days with just a plate of food. I didn't understand as a kid, but now as a chef I genuinely appreciate the power that a good dish or plate food can have. I feel as though cooking is my superhero power and that's the way I can best change the world, one plate at a time."

Restaurant

<b>Cosima</b>

Cosima

About the Restaurant

Already recognized as one of Baltimore's best new restaurants, Cosima highlights the fresh Mediterranean cuisine of Sicily and captures the authentic essence of traditional Southern Italian flavors through its menu and unique cocktails.

Tucked along the Jones Falls at Mill No. 1, adjacent to Hampden and Woodberry, Cosima guests will discover a new part of the city where they can gather with friends and family to enjoy an authentic Southern Italian experience in the heart of Baltimore.

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Joel Young
Executive Chef
Hudson Coastal

Chef Joel Young

About the Chef

Chef Joel Young grew up in Columbia,MD. He is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas, who went on to work with the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group (Tratorria Del Lupo, Chinois, Spaggo) in Las Vegas for three years. Once back in Maryland, he was sous chef at Iron Bridge Wine Co. and Union Jack Columbia, before becoming the Executive Chef of Hudson Coastal

"I have a background in fusion cooking, mixing French techniques with Asian ingredients. Currently specializing in Seafood with emphasis on Atlantic fish and Oysters," Chef Young tells us.

When asked about his favorite dish, he told us, "on our current menu I would say my favorite creation is Shrimp and grits with sweet apple Brandy duck sausage, served with our house made seafood sauce. I am most proud of this dish because it's a unique take on a personal favorite.

Influences

The Chef who most influenced me was Chef Eduardo Perez of Trattoria Del Lupo. He came to this country as a migrant field worker eventually earning a spot in the garden of Spaggo(L.A.). He quickly worked his way from gardener to dishwasher to line cook until he gained a spot as Head Chef. In the mid 90's he was asked to relocate to Spaggo in Las Vegas eventually taking over Executive Chef duties at Trattoria Del Lupo. His story and tutelage have been an inspiration to me for over 10 years.

Restaurant

<b>Hudson Coastal</b>

Hudson Coastal

About the Restaurant

Hudson Coastal is locally owned and operated, featuring regional dishes from Maine to the Keys. A raw bar and fresh fish highlight the menu, as well as poultry, pork and beef.

Enjoy its light and airy design, including a well-appointed bar featuring hand crafted cocktails, citrus crushes and beers favored on the eastern seaboard. Private dining room suitable for both business and social events will accommodate 50 seats or 75 reception style.

With its convenient Maple Lawn location in Howard County, MD  let Hudson Coastal Raw Bar & Grille host your family, business clients and special occasions.