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| chefs ★ tell | By Waynette Goodson Fish Water out of ★ The Sea Fire Grill 158 east 48th Street new York, nY 212.935.3785 66 june 2013 It’s a testament to the popularity of this midtown Manhattan hot spot that’s known for its power lunches and contemporary American seafood. By “contemporary,” Pryor means eschewing the nouvelle cuisine of the ’80s and the heavy French sauces of the ’70s. And he should know, being a graduate of the Ecole Ritz Escoffier in Paris and the former executive chef of the famed French brasserie Orsay. Now Pryor loves the focus on seafood at the Sea Fire Grill, and the “ability to go out and find the best quality we can.” Meat lovers take heart; that applies to steaks, too. “We dry-age it ourselves in-house and it’s absolute prime,” Pryor says. Think grilled surfand-turf with bone-in filet mignon and one and a half pounds of buttery steamed lobster — truly the best of both worlds. photos courtesy of sea fire grill Chef Ted Pryor The Sea Fire Grill could just serve the freshest seafood in New York City. Just ask chef Ted Pryor, who hand-selects every piece of fish himself. “Our biggest seller by far is the wild Alaskan halibut,” Pryor says. “A lot of what’s out there is farm-raised, and that’s just not good quality. When we can’t get the wild, we take it off the menu.” Pryor serves the fish in a lemon-butter sauce with three grilled asparagus — part of his food philosophy “to let the protein shine” and not overcomplicate dishes. “I had a large family with a large garden, and we went to the coast for seafood,” Pryor recalls growing up in Westchester County, New York. “My focus is using the freshest ingredients and preparing them simply. We can’t keep the halibut in-house. We sell out every night.” at the sea fire grill

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - June 2013

US Airways - June 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Outdoor Music Venues
Hub Crawl: Los Angeles International Airport
Wine & Dine: Infused Spirits
Great Tastes: B.B. King's Blues Clubs
Diversions: Beer Gardens
Great Escapes: Hard Rock Hotels
Great Escapes: Universal Orlando Resort
Diversions: Seven Super Spas
Adventure: Sebasco Harbor Resort, Maine
Golf: Billy Casper
Gear Up: Family Games
Travel Feature: The Lure of the Lake
US Airways: All in the Family
Chefs Tell: Sea Fire Grill
Charlotte, NC
Special Section: Los Angeles Arts
Must Read: Color Blind
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - June 2013