You have to be gutsy to invite a chef to dinner. Even more so, when it’s Ben Poremba—the Yotam Ottolenghi of the Midwest (Elaia, Olio, Nixta, Parigi, Benevolent King). But that’s what Robin did as she shared the weekend mushroom haul at a dinner party with guests who appreciate wild fungi.
Ben and Angela (and their kids Omri and Aviv) arrived with three lovely turbo, that he had gotten at Bob’s Seafood. Now I know very little about turbo other than that it’s a round-ish, flat fish. But over the course of the evening, I found that it’s a favorite of top chefs, a “King of the Sea,” with a jaw-dropping price.