What’s The Buzz at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle ?

What’s the buzz at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle Hotel? Bees? Yes! For the last three years, Executive Chef Gavin Stephenson has been Chief Beekeeper to the hotel’s hives located on the roof—and devised a myriad of creative ways to showcase the honey throughout the hotel’s restaurants.

The concept of  ‘urban honey ‘was explained by Executive  Chef Gavin Stephenson who keeps the bees,“Bees travel up to six miles from their hive to bring back an array of different nectars, which is why ‘urban honey’ is so interesting and complex,” . And if you were wondering what sort of honey results from foraging  for flowers among the cement and gray Seattle sky? Just know it is “ delicious” honey.

Chef’s hives produce enough honey to delight the Olympic’s guests throughout the hotel. Served at the famous Georgian Afternoon Tea in beautiful little jars to […]

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By |September 1st, 2014|Categories: Chefs, Destinations, Savor, Seattle, United States, Washington|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Executive Chef Stephenson of Fairmont Olympic Shares His Candied Salmon

Native American Candied Salmon by Chef Gavin Stephenson Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Ingredients:
•Wild King Salmon 4# (boneless skinless fillet)
•Brown Sugar 2 cups
•Wils honey 1 cup
•Sea Salt ¾ cup

Directions:
Slice salmon into 1” x 4” pieces without any skin and brown blood line, place in stainless bowl and add salt, honey and sugar. Mix well and place into refrigerator no longer than 4 hours. Drain excess liquid and place on wire smoking racks. Allow fish to form patina or (get tacky) to the touch before starting the smoking process. Smoke with Apple wood chips until salmon if fully cooked. Cool on wire racks and remove gently. Salmon must be placed in a paper bag in the refrigerator overnight to allow any extra moisture to be removed. Served with crusty bread and Honey Bee Pollen infused butter.

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By |August 24th, 2014|Categories: Appetizer, Chefs, Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Hawaiian Honey Joys Recipe for Aloha

It’s an ordinary day, with kids playing volleyball on a beachfront lawn that spills out toward the ocean with a view to the Mokuluas, here in Hawaii—except the kids next-door are guarded by sniper nests . . .

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By |May 16th, 2012|Categories: Desserts, Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments