Albacore Tuna Crudo Recipe by Chef Victor Boroda of Esterel Restaurant-in-Beverly Hills California
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Chef Victor Boroda is the executive chef of Estérel, a beautiful and upscale French-Mediterranean restaurant situated at the Hotel Sofitel LA with full bar & craft cocktails. Their unique garden called le Jardin is the focal point of the space.

Chef Victor Boroda of Esterel Restaurant in Beverly Hills California

Chef Victor Boroda

FriendsEAT: Describe the cuisine served at Esterel.

Chef Victor Boroda: California French Mediterranean

FE: What makes the restaurant special?

Chef Victor: The unique ambiance and lush garden

FE: Where did you train?

Chef Victor: Arizona Culinary Institute

Esterel California French Restaurant in Beverly Hills California

Esterel California French Restaurant in Beverly Hills California

FE: Did you grow up cooking or did cooking come to you later in life?

Chef Victor: I started cooking at the age of 8 with an intense obsession with PBS cooking shows and working with my mom in the kitchen

FE: Who in your life influenced your cooking the most?

Chef Victor: My mom.

FE: What made you decide to become a chef?

Chef Victor: Re-configuring my life path my leaving the tech industry and following my true passion.

FE: What misconceptions do people have when they first enter the culinary field?

Chef Victor: That you are a chef from day one.

Esterel California French Restaurant in Los Angeles California

Esterel California French Restaurant in Los Angeles California

FE: What is the best cooking tip you can share for a novice?

Chef Victor: Follow instructions

FE: What are your three favorite cooking tools?

Chef Victor: Tongs, spoon, spatula

FE: What is the craziest thing that has happened in your kitchen?

Chef Victor: Fires, lots of fires

FE: What is your favorite ingredient to cook with and why?

Chef Victor: Flour because I can make pizzas

FE: When you’re home, what is your guilty food pleasure?

Chef Victor: Domino’s Pizza

FE: What is your Favorite cookbook?

Chef Victor: Larousse Gastronomique by Prosper Montagné

Esterel is located at 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Nearby Landmarks: Sofitel Los Angeles, Foot Locker, Spa at Beverly Center, and World of Beads and Crystals

Phone Number: (310) 278-5444

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Saturday

  • Breakfast: 06:30AM – 12:00PM
  • Lunch:12:00PM – 02:00PM
  • Dinner: 05:00PM – 11:00PM

Sunday

  • Breakfast: 06:30AM – 12:00PM
  • Brunch/Lunch: 12:00PM – 02:00PM
  • Dinner: 05:00PM – 10:00 PM

Also check out Chef Victor Boroda’s Albacore Tuna Crudo Recipe.

Albacore Tuna Crudo Recipe by Chef Victor Boroda of Esterel Restaurant-in-Beverly Hills California

Albacore Tuna Crudo

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A chef by profession, a foodie at heart. He's been passionate about food and cooking since he was young. He is the online Community Manager of FriendsEAT.
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