Towering Chef Comes to Pasadena

Monday, November 5, 2018 | 6:34 pm

Sometimes you have special chances to do things that are special. One of those chances are coming up in November when renowned Chef Jeremiah Tower comes to town and thrills his guests with cooking skills not often found.

Parkway Grill will host Jeremiah Tower for three nights from Tuesday, November 6th – Thursday, November 8th. Chef Tower has won the prestigious James Beard Foundation’s “Outstanding Chef in America” and “Regional Best Chef California”. Tower got his start as Co-owner and Executive Chef of Chez Panisse in Berkeley. He then went on to open Stars in San Francisco, Seattle and Manila. During its heyday Stars was one of the most glamorous, top-grossing restaurants in America.

Here is the Chef working his magic in San Francisco. Let’s watch:

“Jeremiah Tower’s menus made… a complete re-evaluation of not just American food and ingredients – but food,” said Tower’s friend Anthony Bourdain about the great American Chef who pioneered California Cuisine, which glorified all things fresh and local. He is the co-owner and Executive Chef of Chez Panisse in Berkeley. Opened Stars in San Francisco, Seattle, and Manila. Stars was one of the most glamorous, top-grossing restaurants in America.

Here is a look at what Chef Tower will be offering:



Oyster Tartare with California caviar 6

Cucumber, mint, jalapeño mezcal shooter 6

Jumbo lump crab meat gratin Imperial 23
Smoked sturgeon, quail eggs, brioche, caviar crème fraîche 22
Foie gras torchon with roasted quince-stuffed cornmeal crepes 25
Belgian endive, Treviso and watercress salad with chanterelles 18

Main Courses

Pancetta roasted salmon, artichokes, preserved lemon sauce 48
Whole boned & deep-fried branzino, warm vegetable salad, shellfish remoulade sauce 44
Grilled spiced duck breast with pear fresh fig ragout, blood orange sichuan pepper broth 42
Lamb shank, rosemary garlic roast potatoes, fondue of olives, fresh mint aioli 49
Grilled double pork chop au poivre, fig‑pecan stuffed barbecued Maui onion & black olive‑mandarin sauce 45
Steak of the night  MKT

Warm fruit compote, pumpkin-rum ice cream, ginger cookies 14
Meringue, caramel ice cream, chestnuts, bourbon fantasy cream 14
Individual chocolate baked Alaska 16

Lunch Specials
Gravlax, lime-dill cream, shiitake mushroom sandwich 26
Shellfish risotto with buttered lobster 32
Grilled chicken minute steak, asparagus, lobster sauce 26

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Chef Tower is also the author of several successful cookbooks, including the James Beard Foundation Winner “Jeremiah Tower’s New American Classics” and was inducted into the Nation’s Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame in 1991. With his decorated and legendary path through the culinary world, you will not want to pass up on this occasion. Make your reservations today!

*There will be election coverage on Tuesday, Nov 6th.

Parkway Grill is located at 510 South Arroyo Parkway, in Pasadena. For more information, or to make reservations call (626) 795-1001 or visit


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