Pete Lehmar of Gladstone's, Part Two

Pete Lehmar of Gladstone's, Part Two
Christopher Victorio

Chef Pete Lehmar of Gladstone's of Long Beach is on the line with us this week. So strong is his commitment to fresh seafood that he built a human-powered aircraft to get the seafood out of the harbor. (Check the Flugtag slide show. It was epic. And full of plummet.) If you missed the first part of the interview, click here to get there. Join us tomorrow as Chef Pete sets us up with a recipe.

What's one food you wish would disappear forever?
Canned asparagus.

What's your best recent food find?
Becoming reacquainted with a good gravlax...yummy.

You're on the way to Vegas in a car; where do you stop and what do you eat?
The Mad Greek in Baker. A gyro.

What cuisine are you unfamiliar with that you'd like to try?

What's your fast food guilty pleasure?
Taco Bell.

After a long, crappy day, where do you get your drink on?
Tracy's Bar and Grill.

Who's your favorite celebrity chef?
Jamie Oliver.

What would you like to see more of in Long Beach from a food standpoint?
A Scandinavian style bistro.

What would you like to see less of in Long Beach from a food standpoint?
There is too mush fast food here.

What's your favorite cookbook?
I love the quarterly book publications of Art Culinaire.

What's the oddest thing you've ever eaten?
Camel. A shoulder, BRT [boned, rolled and tied] and braised for my family at a Moroccan Restaurant here in Long Beach. 

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330 S. Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802


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