Chopped Champion!

We are so proud of our Co-Founder and Chef Michael Israel for competing on the Food Network’s Chopped and being crowned Chopped Champion! If you missed the episode, catch it as it airs again on the Food Network, episode titled “Keep on Trucking,” or find in online. It is available through various channels, including iTunes.

MOE and Fress Founders Michael and Emily took the day off from the truck to gather with friends and family to celebrate and watch Michael compete. The following week, we hosted a very special dinner at our pop-up dining series, Fress, where Chef Michael recreated a Chopped-Inspired meal. As he was opening the box of ginger snaps to make matzo balls, he felt like he was right back in the crazy Chopped kitchen.

Thank you all for watching and supporting Chef Michael Israel and the array of culinary projects he leads. We love our fressers!

 

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Chef Michael Israel Competes on CHOPPED!

ImageWe are excited to announce that MOE and Fress Executive Chef/Co-Founder Michael Israel will be competing on the Food Network’s CHOPPED! Tune in Sunday August 18th at 5pm and 8pm.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/chopped/keep-on-trucking/index.html

“Four chefs with connections to the booming truck-food business motor into the Chopped Kitchen. And the first basket with two assertively-flavored meats makes for a challenging appetizer round. In the second round, the competitors must make dishes that include a sugary powder and a leafy vegetable. Then guanabana is going into the ice cream machine in the dessert round!”

 

 

 

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Fress Website

Fress has its own website! We will no longer use this blog to update you on official Fress business. Please take a minute to check it out, www.eatfress.com. Each week, the menu page will show the updated menu for that Thursday night’s dinner. Here is the menu for this week:

http://www.eatfress.com/#!menu/c24tf

 

 

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Menu for July 18th

Short ribs are baaaaaack! Ask and you shall receive-this week we are bringing back some of your favorites. Enjoy Michael’s famous short ribs, along with our Salmon Tartare and Seared Ahi Tuna that everyone loves so dearly. Emily is the most excited for the return of the Coconut Bread Pudding…which will explain her wearing stretchy pants to dinner.  Something new and notable is the Smoked Eggplant Custard, inspired by one of Michael’s blog recipes. Dine with us inside the Wine Expo tasting room, where you can relax, feast, and taste 20 wines for $20 every Thursday night this summer. Here is the official menu for this week, July 18th:

 

 

 

APPETIZERS

Smoked Eggplant Custard

Red Pepper Cream & Watercress

or

Atlantic Salmon Tartare

Red Onion, Dill, Lemon Zest

& Garlic Crostini

$9

 

ENTREÉS

 

Red Wine Braised Beef Short Rib  

Cauliflower-Whole Grain Mustard Purée,

Glazed Summer Carrots & Chives

or

Seared Ahi Tuna 

Cauliflower-Whole Grain Mustard Purée,

Glazed Summer Carrots & Chives

$18

DESSERT 

Coconut Bread Pudding

5-Spice Whipped Cream

 $7

3-Course Prix Fixe Menu $29

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Fress Menu for July 11th

You’ve never had meatballs like these. After a week off, we are back with another Thursday night eating adventure. Come join us for a delicious 3 course meal, paired with exciting wines inside the Wine Expo tasting room. Here is a peak at the full menu:

 

APPETIZERS

Summer Carrot-Ginger Soup

Smoked Paprika Mascarpone

or

Wild Alaskan Salmon Tartare

Red Onion, Dill, Lemon Zest

& Garlic Crostini

$9 

ENTREÉS 

Tamarind & Coconut Braised Meatball  

Moroccan Couscous, Kale, Pickled English Cucumber, and Chives

 or

Tamarind & Coconut Braised Ricotta Veggie-ball 

Moroccan Couscous, Kale, Pickled English Cucumber, and Chives

 $18

 

DESSERT

 Chocolate Hazelnut Bread Pudding

Valencia Orange Whipped Cream

 $7

 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu $29

Albondigas (350x350)

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Fress Menu for June 27th

Our favorite day of the week is almost here. Please join us tomorrow night for another Fress wine dinner at the Wine Expo in Santa Monica. Chef Michael Israel is cooking up some favorites, including brisket and a soup inspired from his blog, read here http://www.jewishjournal.com/kosherbacon/item/excitement_you_can_taste. We hope you can join us this week, and every Thusday night this summer.

 

APPETIZERS

Sweet & Spicy Zucchini Soup

Pickled Mustard Seeds

or

Wild Keta Salmon Tartare

Red Onion, Lemon Zest

& Garlic Crostini

$9

 

ENTREÉS

5-Spice Braised Beef Brisket

Bull’s Blood Beet and Orange Pureé

with Crispy Cauliflower

or

5-Spice Braised Hen Egg

King Trumpet Mushroom, Bull’s Blood Beet and Orange Pureé

with Crispy Cauliflower

 $18

 

DESSERT 

Chocolate Hazelnut Bread Pudding

Valencia Orange Whipped Cream

$7

  

 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu $29

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Fress Menu for June 20th

Happy Thursday everyone! As many of you already know, every Thursday night, the MOE truck morphs into a pop-up restaurant serving a new 3 course wine dinner each week. This week’s menu is lambtastic.

APPETIZERS

Summer Tomato Soup

Black Pepper-Mascarpone

& Italian Parsley

or

Wild Keta Salmon Tartare

Red Onion, Lemon Zest

& Garlic Crostini

 $9

 

ENTREÉS

 

Grilled Australian Lamb Chop

Celery Root& Potato Pureé, Grilled Red Cabbage & Melon Slaw

with Rosemary Chimichurri

or

Grilled Ahi Tuna

Celery Root & Potato Pureé, Grilled Red Cabbage & Melon Slaw

with Rosemary Chimichurri

$18

DESSERT

 Coconut Bread Pudding

5 Spice Whipped Cream

 $7

 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu $29

For more info, and pictures to make you drool, please follow @eatFress on Twitter or like our Eat Fress Facebook page.

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