Five questions with Washington Duke Inn's Jason Cunningham
Posted August 12, 2013
Updated August 13, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Fire in the Triangle is down to only four chefs! This week, we will be getting to know the semi-finalists a little better.
Here are Cunningham's answers to four questions we posed to him:
What are the five things that are always in your refrigerator at home?
Mustard, always Dijon and usually a couple of other varieties
Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Mt. Olive Jalapeno Dill Spears
The last five restaurants where you dined – can’t be yours!
Sono - Excellent Blue Fin Tuna Sashimi
Anna’s Pizza in Apex
18 Seaboard - Always good quality
Cosmic Cantina in Durham
Five favorite cities to dine in and why?
Durham, NC- Durham has so much passion for food, really good food that is sourced locally. The food scene here is all about the food, it’s chef driven and there is something for everyone- prepared from scratch- no matter what you are looking for.
NYC- because it’s Chef Hollywood and Restaurant Daniel- best dining experience ever
Seattle- Fresh fish everywhere and really a great city. From Sushi to Fried Halibut Fish & Chips Seattle has great energy and lots of Pacific culture
Charleston, SC- Food defines this city
Seville, Spain- Olives on every table, Jamon hanging behind every bar, Garbanzos with tripe, fresh roasted chestnuts served up in a paper bag, shrimp fried in olive oil and garlic and time every day to sit and enjoy pastry
Finish this sentence – “The best thing I ever ate was…..”
At a Striped Bass fishing tournament on Martha’s Vineyard. We arrived back at the dock for weigh-in and they had a charcoal fired barrel grill where they were roasting the fish whole right off the boats. You could pick off lumps of the fresh grilled fish like big lumps of jumbo lump crab... but better. So fresh, sooo good.