Problems Robert Had to Address
1. Owners with very little experience and knowledge of how to run a restaurant
2. An inexperience cook with a cocky attitude
3. Food that is not up to par
4. A design with no clear theme
BBQ Glazed Roast Chicken | Print the recipe
Robert criticizes restaurant for using store bought BBQ sauces, yet this recipe is basically a doctored up BBQ sauce on some roast chicken. What gives?
Panko Crusted Salmon and Corn Chickpea Salad | Print the recipe
Salmon is covered in panko bread crumbs and is pan-fried and served over a cold salad of chickpeas, corn, diced tomatoes, cumcumber, red onion, and romaine lettuce.
I always try my best to guess whether or not a place is going to exist long after Robert's visit. I thought during the show that this place won't last. They are lacking too much for Robert to help them in just two days. Just before the show aired a report came out that the restaurant while still open is for sale. I am afraid that some people are trying to get on the show to their place fixed up so they can sell it. This has happened with other restaurants Robert has gone to. They do have a right to do that, but it's shame to see them "waste" Food Network's help when another place wanted to succeed. They still say that they are open to keeping it going but I think they might be more happy to sell the place.
One of the problems with Seven was their inexperience in the kitchen. Apparently they did hire a chef to run the kitchen, with their son still helping out as a cook, which I think was a good move.
Have you been to this restaurant, what did you think?
If you want more Robert Irvine recipes, here are some of his available cookbooks:
This cookbook contains 111 recipes many with complete timelimes and several that are gluten free. An example of the kind of recipes you will find are Lime-Cured Shrimp and Roasted Corn Chowder, Porcini-Dusted Pork Chops with Cremini Mushrooms and Golden Raisins over Horseradish-Scented Potatoes.
In this book Robert shares his personal stories (including cooking for First Lady Laura Bush) and cooking philosophy. There are also recipes to be had like Black Angus Beef Tartare with Toasted Brioche and Fried Quail Egg, Roasted Duck with White Bean Ragout.