Chef Eric Lee, who delighted us with his creations at the Inspirato house at Mayacama, talks about being on Season 8 of The Next Food Network Star
Eric Lee, 44 (Petaluma, Calif.), graduated with high honors from the Culinary Institute of America, and his kitchen skills, along with his calm confidence, have made him an acclaimed chef in the California wine country. Before going to culinary school, Eric graduated with a degree in sociology from the University of California Los Angeles. For the past 11 years he has served as the executive chef for a Sonoma County winery, where he is well-known for his mastery of food and wine pairing. Eric distinguishes his food by deconstructing and re-creating dishes using alternative ingredients and cooking methods.
“You make it, we bake it.” That’s the slogan for Toppings, a new pizzeriza and bakery slated to opening at 11 a.m. Monday at 1433 17th St. downtown.
This pizza parlor with a twist offers diners three types of crust, five sauces and toppings galore. Or if your medium is hotdogs, Toppings offers naked Redhots and you choose your smothering peferences. There are also five kinds of cookies from the bakery. More info: toppingsdenver.com.