MICHAEL KOENIG JOINS FOOD & WINE
Michael Koenig grew up in Michigan but spent most of his professional career in California.
So the latest executive chef of Latitude 41, the creative dining spot in the Columbus Renaissance Hotel, will bring his Midwest sensibilities and West Coast flair to the dishes.
"I don't like to manipulate the food," said Koenig, 41. "I like the natural flavors to come out."
In other words, he likes simple, earthy food that's not overly fussy.
"You will not see a foam on my menu," he said.
Instead, customers will get a taste of Benton bacon popcorn, organic beet salad with a goat cheese vinaigrette and Greek yogurt panna cotta.
The popular truffle mac 'n' cheese will remain on the menu.
Koenig will take advantage of the rooftop patio, which supplies the restaurant with fresh herbs and produce during the summer months.Read the full story at ThisWeekNews.com
LATITUDE 41 IS OFFICAILLY THE GRILLED CHEESE CHAMPION IN COLUMBUS!
The results are in! Our esteemed judges (Monica Day of NBC 4, Chef Eric Till of Commonwealth Sandwich Bar, and Rick Wolfe of The Cheesy Truck) have declared Chef Dave MacLennan of Latitude 41 Restaurant the overall winner of the Grilled Cheese Throwdown and the newly crowned Grilled Cheese Master! A close second goes to Chef Jeff Lindemeyer of Cameron's American Bistro.
Our featured "grilled cheese" was somewhat a twist on a BLT as well. We used Brioche bread, a luxurious tomato jam, pork belly, and of course CHEESE! Stay tuned for the recipe so you can make Chef Dave's winning creation on your own!