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CHEF DANNY GAGNON poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Dora Nonnie Wine and Tappas Restaurant
Owner Rob Byrne of Bernard's Market and Dora Nonnie's Wine and Tappas Restaurant poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane
Bernards Market & Cafe
The Wine Bar at Bernards Market & Cafe and Dora Nonnie Wine and Tappas Restaurant
Dora Nonnie Wine and Tappas Restaurant
Michael Wellbrock, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane, Marketing Expert/Publicist Debra Rothberg and Andew Vickers poses for a photo-op at Dora Nonnie Tappas & Wine Restaurant in Glen Head, New York.
Executive Chef Daniel Frank Gagnon hosted a special dinner at the newly opened Dora Nonnie Tapas & Wine Bar located at 716 Glen Cove Avenue Glen Head, New York.
The cozy restaurant features high ceilings, intimate lighting and interesting culinary quotes as patrons enjoy the exotic cuisine.
The restaurant features an impressive wine bar area where guests can relax and enjoy drinks from an extensive list of fine wines from Long Island and domestic and imported beers as well.
Daniel Frank Gagnon was born in Flushing, Queens on August 11th, 1982. At the age of three his family relocated to New Hyde Park on Long Island. During his youth Danny was athletic and started playing football. Later that passion continued throughout high school and after graduating Danny received a scholarship to play football for the elite Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He declined the offer to pursue his true love of the culinary arts. Danny was inspired to become a chef by watching and assisting his Italian grandmother cooking in the kitchen. In autumn of 2000 Danny started his education at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.
After working his way through different positions in various restaurants, Danny's hard work paid off and he took his first kitchen position at Pacific East in Amagansett, New York. The restaurant was a three star Asian restaurant. At Pacific East he was exposed to Asian style cooking and techniques. Later he became the chef at East by North East in Montauk, New York.
Season five of Top Chef Bravo Realty TV Star Chef Danny treated us to several tasty appetizers including Sweet Soy Calamari tossed with fire roasted red peppers, shaved scallions and flat leaf parsley. Chef Danny explained the technique of soaking the calamari in milk tenderizes the calamari and just adds and enhances natural flavors of the dish.
Another great dish was the The Pan Seared Scallops served in a saffron parsnip puree with sautéed cherry tomatoes and finished with a fricassee of mushrooms that made this unique appetizer incredibly tender.
After dinner we were served an array of wonderful desserts including the Lemon Pistachio Cake splashed with honey, candied pistachios and a strawberry and lime puree. The cake was perfectly moist, decadent and delicious.
For more information please visit www.bernardsmarket.com and Doranonnie.com
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