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Chef of the moment: James Trees spices it up at Hutchinson Cocktails & Grill
Chef of the moment: James Trees spices it up at Hutchinson Cocktails & Grill

James Trees is the executive chef at the newly opened Hutchinson Cocktails & Grill, an Indonesian-focused steakhouse in West Hollywood. Trees, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York, has worked at Le Bernardin, spent a month at Fat Duck in Britain and opened five restaurants as corporate sous-chef with Michael Mina before becoming chef de cuisine at Mina’s now-closed XIV. He has also worked with Gordon Ramsay on “Hell’s Kitchen” and as chef de cuisine at Fig. At Hutchinson Cocktails & Grill, Trees will serve his interpretation of traditional Indonesian food with lobster tom-kha with coconut-lemon grass broth, galangal and fragrant herbs,...

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