Chef’s Corner with Frank Stagnaro
Located on the banks of beautiful Lake Tahoe is The Edgewood Restaurant. The restaurant’s tables look directly out across the lake, with the unparalleled view framed by sweeping wooden archways and vaulted ceilings. When seated, diners have only a few dozen feet of white sand between them and the lake water.
Executive Chef Frank Stagnaro regularly crafts new and exciting menus to keep both visitors and locals coming back for more. Savvy customers will notice the menu blends fixtures of high-end dining with an appreciation for simplicity.
What does journeyPod recommend? Definitely start off with the ahi & avocado napoleon and then if it’s on the menu, go for the elk chop with sun dried cherry relish and spaetzle.
After an amazing sun-set dinner overlooking Lake Tahoe, journeyPod enjoyed a one- on-one conversation with Chef Frank.
What three ingredients must you always have in your kitchen?
Salt, Pepper, and Basil
What about the most unique ingredient you’ve cooked with?
Well, I’d have to say it’s a toss up between three: sable fish, quinoa, or tamarind
If you weren’t a Chef, what would you be?
If you could eat anything for your Last Supper, what would you enjoy?
Beef Wellington, foie gras, spinach and mushrooms
Who would prepare this feast for you?
Chef Frank, what celebrities have you cooked for?
I have cooked for Donna Summer, Tony Bennett, Stevie Nicks, Dean Martin, The Captain & Tennille, and Michael Jordan.
What are your favorite local restaurants to frequent?
Evan’s and Mirabelle’s
If you could escape on a jet-setting adventure, where would you go?