The Cattle Call – Chef Richard Blais From Top Chef All Stars and Flip Burger Boutique
The Cattle Call – All the beef that’s behind the people who make & connect us to the Burgerverse.
Richard Blais, perhaps most recognizable as winner of Top Chef All Stars, is known for his innovative and personal take on classic American bistro cuisine. A native New Yorker, Blais relocated to Atlanta in 2000 where he founded Trail Blais, a creative culinary company. His first debut cookbook, Try This at Home: From My Head to Your Plate (Release date: February 26, 2013), reveals a simplified approach to adventurous cooking and offers new flavor combinations for home cooks to reinvent classic dishes.
Name: Richard Blais
Where do you live: San Diego, CA
Favorite style of Burger: It’s all about the condiments for me – I love a simple burger with a good blend of meats and a solid mixture of condiments.
Burger that haunts your dreams at night: I only have good dreams about burgers!
What is the one Burger you’ve always wanted to try but still have not: I’ve been dying to go to Father’s Office in Santa Monica – I keep trying to go, but it’s always so busy and I can never get in!
The secret to making a great Burger: A great, signature blend of a variety of meats, fresh condiments and great seasoning, all between a soft bun
Under no circumstances whatsoever, what should NEVER be put on a Burger: Honestly, I believe that most things can work on a burger as long as you have the right combination of ingredients and flavors. I focus on using different types of meat and unique toppings to create burgers that people haven’t seen before. The one thing that I absolutely will not eat is insects, so you will NEVER see an insect-burger on any of my menus.
If you could eat any Mythical Creature which would it be: I wouldn’t mind a unicorn burger…
Name one Burger in LA that for once, people should get off a plane and go eat instead of In-N-Out: Umami Burger makes a killer burger!