Coffee. Greg, I too enjoy a great cup of coffee. I bring my own and a French press.
Drew is a world class chef! He is very wordly, done a lot of traveling, and in my opinion one of the best chefs to step in the galley of a long range vessel. His food is second to none! Great guy all around in my book! I know he splits his time from on the deck,to the galley. Cameron, one of the chefs is pretty damn good too! My last trip when he cooked, fantastic!Drew (Rivera) was back on the RS last August, but worked the deck. He said he came back, and to work the deck by choice. And he preferred to work the deck, different responsibilities and time constraints during a trip. Our loss..... but then again, he can work the galley in a pinch, and no one would complain.
My last trip on the Star, Cameron was cooking. It was excellent! He did some seared ahi that was to die for!Another Chef, Jeff (Grant?), who used to run the galley on the RS opposite of Drew, was absolutely fantastic with sauces. The last I heard, he was enticed by one of the larger LR boats, and making their clientele very happy.
I believe I was on that trip. That meal was outstanding,,,!!!I’ve never had anything bad on the couple boats I’ve been on but the meal that stands out was the first night on last years trip on the Angler.....swordfish that was swimming the day before with some kind of olive/caper deal on top of it. Stuff just melted in your mouth.
Great cook, very good with the spot cast surface iron as well. Wish I ate breakfast. You better be hungry on the RoosterMike Nall on the Rooster- Fish tacos, Boomer Burger, Beef wellington, Stuffed Yellowtail, Fish Chowder, etc - fuck I'm hungry - This Friday night starts - 3 a day for 8 days !!!
Mike hope your on trip9.bringing homemade jam for you to use. RoyThank you to everyone and their kind words.
It’s not easy what we (sport fishing chefs) do, but we love it, otherwise we wouldn’t do it. It’s hard to please 25+ people on a daily basis, but with feedback and not thinking I’m Gordon Ramsey, I feel the galley on the Red Rooster III can only continue to get better.
Tight Lines and Tighten your drags,
P.S. if anyone is interested I’ve started a new Instagram of the food I’m throwing down on the Rooster. Instagram: Foodbyboom