Chef Jon Yao has had a great last two months. His West L.A. restaurant Kato was recently been recognized by GQ magazine as one of America’s Best New Restaurants. He’s also hopped on a plane to join with fellow chef (and friend) Mei Lin for dinner at Chef René Redzepi’s residency at Noma in Tulum. And now he’s collaborated with The Cannibal at Platform LA for a wildly successful two-week long lunch pop-up. Let’s face it: Chef Yao’s food is delicious.
Awesome. Most strawberry ice creams out there are just sweet, with no further depth of taste. There’s only a few strawberry ice cream makers I’ve tried who aren’t afraid to use the inherent gentle tartness of the strawberry as well, in order to counterbalance its sweetness. Van Leeuwen’s is one of them.