The Blu Jam Blog
ALL ABOUT THE FRENCH PRESS I always think about how to improve our guests' experiences by using better ingredients, new service ideas, exploring new recipes, and keeping the restaurants nice, clean, and organized while maintaining that neighborhood feel. I learn a lot from my fellow chefs and restaurateurs, so thank you to them! Going out with friends or on date nights with my sexy wife, I always look around, pay attention to details, looking for ideas [...]
When I started to make quinoa at home, I realized what a great ingredient it truly is and how many health benefits it has, so I really wanted to incorporate organic quinoa into our menu menu at all Blu Jam Café locations.This dish was one of the most popular among staff, and it truly is an awesome breakfast dish. If you like oatmeal or granola, this is yet another option for you! You will like [...]
This is one of my favorite dishes ever! It brings me back to childhood in an instant! When I was a little boy my dad and uncles would take me to forest to pick mushrooms— what a fun that was! When we had enough, we would bring them back home to my mom and she would pickle some of them and dry some of them. Then she would make a breakfast by heating [...]
Thanks to LA Eater for voting Blu Jam Cafe one of the top five Breakfast place in Southern California! 24 mind-blowing pancakes in Los Angeles There's nothing quite like a leisurely morning with a heaping stack of flapjacks and all the nostalgia that comes with it. Luckily for the breakfast lovers of Los Angeles, the city is full of some pretty outstanding pancake varieties.
Spain is still a place where you can find some incredible wines at great prices. Below are 2 of my go-to wines from Spain for under $20. Marques de Murrieta, Reserva, Rioja 2012 This one is about $19 per bottle, but it's drinking like a $50 wine. A crowd pleaser, this well-balanced wine is a blend of several Spanish grape varieties— mainly Tempranillo and Garnacha and Graciano. Fresh berries and herb aromas makes this wine appealing from [...]
Melville Winery is tucked away between the PCH and the 101 on the coast of Santa Barbara wine country along the 246. Melville is one of my favorite wines, and my wife's, as well. We met the Chad and his father while we were there, and my wife picked grapes at their vineyard. It's a hard job, but fun. After hard work like that, you appreciate wine even more! Please enjoy this blog [...]