Chef Biography

Debbie Gold, while growing up in Chicago, became interested in food by reading cooking magazines like Bon Appetite.  She studied restaurant management at the University of Illinois, then attended L’Ecole Hoteliere de Tain L’Hermitage.  After  apprenticing at several Michelin starred restaurants like Michel Chabran and Le Gourmandin, se returned to Chicago in 1987  to work for Charlie Trotter, where she met her husband Michael Smith.  The two returned to Nice, France to work at L’Albion for two years in 1989 before returning to work for Great Chef Jean JoHo at Everest as his pastry chef in 1991.

In the mid 90’s she and her husband moved to Kansas City to become co-executive chefs at Hallmark’s The American Restaurant.  In early 2000, Great Chefs taped her for Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs of America series.  She left in 2002 to open her own restaurant 40 Sardines on Overland Park, Kansas and was nominated as “Best New Restaurant” by the James Beard Foundation. That restaurant closed in 2008 and Debbie returned to The American Restaurant.


Warm White Chocolate Cake

Serving: 6 Print Warm White Chocolate Cake By Great Chefs September 29, 2015 Tapioca flavored with coconut milk forms a bed for white chocolate cakes topped with kumquat ice cream. Candied kumquats and their juice are drizzled around the plate to continue the theme. Ingredients Candied Kumquats Water – 1 cup Sugar – 1 cup […]

Spice-rubbed Antelope Loin with Chestnuts, Bacon, and Sour Cherries

Serving: 4 Print Spice-rubbed Antelope Loin with Chestnuts, Bacon, and Sour Cherries By Great Chefs September 15, 2015 Antelope loin is rubbed with a spicy mixture, then seared to medium rare. It is served with a hearty mixture of chestnuts, bacon, wild mushrooms, and sour cherries — a side dish which would be excellent with […]

Restaurant Information

Address: 200 E 25th St #400, Kansas City, MO 64108

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