You would think that after being in the kitchen all day throughout the week that any chef would welcome a break from anything eatable. Not Chef Dan, the passion behind the plate with this chef is with him through and through, all day, every day. This is something else to witness. The other day he came in and seemed a little tired. Not surprising as the end of the week is near, but he goes on to say that he spent the morning hiking – got up early to do so – and that his legs were just spent. Why, comes to mind but he presented a collection of absolutely stunning mushrooms. As if the woods had called him out that morning to find them. His eye, bright with inspiration and anticipation to transform them into a culinary experience. Moments of shared enthusiasm like this will brighten anyone’s day.  -Michael