David Burke

David Burke

When it comes to cooking, chef David Burke says he’s a “showoff.” But in Burke’s dining rooms his innovative dishes steal the show.

The chef’s “angry lobster” with hot pepper sauce and claws facing up toward diners, for example, evokes a punk’s dramatic spiky hair. Burke displays pieces of shell-on lobster on a metal flower arranger that traditionally holds stems in place.

Besides asking diners to sit up and take notice of his food, Burke intends to make guests smile with

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