April 24, 2017: Pirata in Market Square

Last Monday, April 24, we had our general / social meeting at Pirata in Market Square. Pirata is a great Caribbean-style restaurant with interesting food, over 100 different rums, and Pirates of the Caribbean on the television for aesthetic benefit! Chef Josh Ross hosted the evening. Chef Ross talked about his background and how he came to Pirata. as well as the concept the owners wanted to achieve. I was able to tour the kitchen, and the spatial design is just right for this style of food. They use all fresh ingredients and the only freezer is a single door by a small walk in.  Our meeting was attended by 30 or so members. Chef Inzinga announced that the next Anything Goes competition will be in May at Gordon Foods. This will be a live competition using food supplied by Gordon’s products.