By Kelly DiNardo / Photo by Michael Harlan Turkel
In college, Dennis Marron studied Physical Education. He quickly decided he didn’t like school and began working in restaurants before studying at the Culinary Institute of America. Since then, he’s worked at Bistro Bis and now helms the kitchen at Poste. Now, we turn the tables and grill the chef.
What’s in your fridge or freezer that would surprise people?
Last meal you cooked for yourself?
Stouffers Frozen Lasagna. Sad, I know.
Last meal on earth?
Stouffers Frozen Lasagna. What? I like it.
Which six people — alive or dead — would you choose to attend your ultimate dinner party? What would you serve?
Thomas Jefferson, Ernest Hemingway, George Washington, Michael Jackson (beer guy, not the pop star), Hunter S. Thomson, Dean Martin.
It would probably be more drinking than eating, but there would be some great stories. I would cook something family style to get some good table interaction. Maybe braised lamb shanks, a beef tongue, roasted potatoes, braised mustard greens, lots of good beer.
What non-food-related things do you do for fun?
I like to hike, rock climb, trail run and hang out with my dogs.
If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would you go?
Everywhere. I would love to do a France, Italy and Spain tour, but I really want to do an Asia tour as well. I have always wanted to see Vietnam, Korea and Japan. Germany at Oktoberfest would also be pretty cool. Like I said, everywhere.
What’s on your DVR?
I don’t have one. But if I did it would be Whites, Louie, Walking Dead and The Killing.