Daniel Jimenez of Back Bay Bistro

Meet Daniel Jimenez, the Executive Chef at Back Bay Bistro. He makes a mean Bananas Foster Nuggets, which I described thusly in my earlier review: “Simply put, I've never had anything involving bananas that impressed me more than this dessert.” But in reading his responses to our silly questionnaire, maybe I should've also tried his seafood pasta.

1. Dish you cook that most represents you.

I love pasta and sea food–sea food pasta fits me the best! I love to make it healthy with olive oil, fresh herbs and white wine.

2. What was the last meal you had at home?

I BBQ'd ribs at home with my family for super bowl. Also, shrimp skewers for children.

3. Your favorite restaurant (other than yours):

Las Brisas in Laguna Beach.


4. Fast food guilty pleasure:

I love pasta, I know it is not fast food but that is definitely my guilty pleasure

5. Complete this sentence: I would like to [verb] [Food Network star] with [noun]. (for example: “I would like to BEAT BOBBY FLAY with A STALE BAGUETTE.” or “I would like to SHOWER GIADA DE LAURENTIIS with FLOWERS”):

I would like to challenge Emeril Lagasse with a seafood competition.

6. Last meal of your life, what would it be?

Any type of sea food with pasta.

7. Items you always have in your refrigerator:

Always shrimp or fish.

8. Your most indispensable kitchen tool or appliance:

My sauté pan and a grill.

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