Aaron May Dishes About Why He Pisses People Off and Describes His Last Supper (You'll Love the Dessert)

Name a giant in the American food scene and explain why you admire this person: Wolfgang Puck has somehow transcended the celebrity chef cliche. He was the first celebrity chef, and he sells tomato sauce on QVC. But all of that notwithstanding, he has a ton of restaurants serving great food, you never see him on some silly reality show, and he is still amazingly relevant among real chefs.

Name a local chef you admire and explain why: Matt Carter. That guy is a great cook -- hard working, creative and inspiring. I know that I'm going to get a great meal when I go to his places, and if I need a chef to do a charity event, he is always the first "yes." Matt has a love for the kitchen, and it's obvious.

Name two local dishes you love to eat: I think the ABC foie terrine at Christopher's is one of the smartest dishes ever, and for sheer comfort food bliss, I go eat escargots at Petite Maison.

Who would you most like to cook for?: I like to cook for my peers. Nothing makes me happier than when other chefs come in to eat, which they do a lot. They know what they are eating, and their approval means more than anything.

Location Info

Praying Monk - CLOSED

7217 E. 1st St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Over Easy

4730 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Lodge - CLOSED

4422 N. 75th St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Mabel's on Main - CLOSED

7018 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Renegade - CLOSED

9343 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Christopher's Restaurant and Crush Lounge

2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Petite Maison

7216 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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I can't wait to meet chef May at the opening of his new  Lodge Kitchen in Fort Collins, Colorado. He'll be too busy, however, this is a guy I'd love to have a beer with, and maybe a brownie too!

Welcome to Fort Fun Chef May!!!

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