by Govind Armstrong
Govind Armstrong is a rising culinary star who entertains A-list celebrity clientele at his Table 8 restaurants (Los Angles and Miami) and Hollywood hotspots RokBar and L'Scorpion.
A culinary prodigy, Armstrong began his career at the age of thirteen working with Wolfgang Puck at Spago, later perfecting his skills in Europe at three-star Michelin restaurant Arzak. Having enjoyed phenomenal success in the States, Armstrong has made lounge-style dining part of his signature, turning small plates into an art form.
For parties at home, small plates are the perfect way to allow guests to explore, be inventive, enjoy a feast of complementary flavors—and a perfect way to liven up the party. Armstrong is known for his fresh, inventive, and contemporary combinations, and in his debut cookbook, Small Bites, Big Nights: Seductive Little Plates for Intimate Occasions & Lavish Parties, he draws readers into his world with a dynamic collection of recipes hosts can use to create a menu of small, sophisticated, sexy dishes paired with a happening cocktail.
Whether firing up the grill in a relaxed outdoor setting, turning a living room into a late-night lounge or charming a date with breakfast in bed, breaking bread with friends is one of life's pleasures. The menus and recipes in Small Bites, Big Nights were conceived so that hosts can relax and have fun, rather than fussing in the kitchen.
With Small Bites, Big Nights the home host will:
With Small Bites, Big Nights as the party guide, guests wiil never decline. So send out those invitations, pump up the music, bring on the cocktails and prepare for a home kitchen revolution!
Govind Armstrong is the executive chef and co-owner of Table 8 Restaurants in Los Angeles and in Miami. He began working at Spago at the age of 13 under the tutelage of Wolfgang Puck. His experience in the kitchen includes a turn at Puck's Postrio restaurant and at L.A.'s famed Campanile; learning from Juan Maria Arzak at his three-star Michelin restaurant in Spain; and opening Chadwick restaurant with future Table 8 partner Ben Ford (son of Harrison). He served as the celebrity chef for Crystal Cruises and Cunard's Queen Mary II.
He has appeared on The Today Show, Iron Chef America, Simply Ming and Celebrity Cooking Showdown. He has been featured in Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, the Los Angeles Times, US Magazine, USA Today, and was chosen as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in People's 2004 issue. Armstrong lives in Los Angeles.
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