Monday, June 16, 2014

6/16 CHEF WILLIAM BLOXSOM CARTER, THE PLAYBOY MANSION, DEBORA PATTA - 48 HOURS, EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF RAYMOND NICASIO, SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA, BLACK ROCK STEAK AND SEAFOOD

GUEST HOST, CHEF WILLIAM BLOXSOM CARTER FROM THE PLAYBOY MANSION FILLS ON FOR MICHAEL HORN!

Chef William S. Bloxsom-Carter has worked as the Executive Chef, and Food and Beverage Director for the Playboy Mansion West for over two and half decades. A frequent wine judge he constantly looks for wines to pair with his foods for the multitude of foods he presents to guest at the Mansion; this can mean an intimate dinner party of 12, or upwards of 1,200 people. Complementing his responsibilities for Playboy Enterprises, Chef Carter has prepared winery dinners in Sonoma County, Napa Valley, Paso Robles and the Santa Ynez Valley as well as special events for high-profile clients throughout the United States, focusing on the importance of food and wine pairings and extraordinary hospitality service. Additionally, Chef Carter is a recurring featured guest on numerous radio shows syndicated nationwide describing and promoting California wines and foods.


DEBORA PATTA - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, 48 HOURS - “OSCAR PISTORIUS: SHOTS IN THE DARK”

MONDAY’S 48 HOURS EXPLORES THE CASE OF OSCAR PISTORIUS, AND DELVES INTO THE TRIAL THAT HAS CAPTIVATED THE WORLD.

In the first comprehensive overview of the trial, 48 Hours presents an hour in primetime examining where things stand.  In the final days before Judge Thokilize Masipa rules on South Africa’s famed athlete, 48 HOURS feature interviews with Mark Seal, of Vanity Fair, who has written extensively about the trial;  Jen Su, a South African talk show host and friend of Oscar and Reeva’s and Mike Azzie –a man who’s like a second father to Oscar – and who Oscar lived with - speaks out for the first time.

The show also takes us to Arkansas, where you’ll hear from Francois Van Der Watt, who made Oscar’s famous blades.
The riveting drama in the courtroom has been building for over three months. The nation of Nelson Mandela is familiar with heartache and heroes.  But this is the tale of a different kind of hero. And the High Court is awash in controversial testimony and raw unfiltered emotion. It has been an Oscar Pistorius no one could imagine…He chose not to have his testimony on-camera - while being grilled by prosecutor Gerrie Nel, nickname: The Bulldog. The legendary Blade Runner…27 years old, example of courage to the world… Accused of the Valentine’s Day murder, in 2013, of his stunning girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Now, 48 Hours delves into the trial that has captivated the world. In the first comprehensive overview of the trial, 48 Hours presents an hour in primetime examining where things stand. In the final days before Judge Thokilize Masipa rules on South Africa’s famed athlete, we feature interviews with Mark Seal, of Vanity Fair, who has written extensively about the trial; Jen Su, a South African talk show host and friend of Oscar and Reeva’s and Mike Azzie –a man who’s like a second father to Oscar – and who Oscar lived with - speaks out for the first time. Plus, you’ll hear from Francois Van Der Watt, who made Oscar’s famous blades; Samkelo Radebe, who lost his hands in an electrical accident and was Oscar’s teammate; Simphiwe Majola, Reeva’s publicist and Gina Meyers, Reeva’s roommate. We also hear from defense attorney Mark O’Mara; forensic psychiatrist Dr. Alexander Sasha Bardey;  ballistics expert Captain Chris Mangena; forensic scientist Dr. David Klatzow; attorney Renier Spies and famed attorney Joe Tacopina.

Twenty years ago, the fate of another sports star accused of murder riveted this country…OJ Simpson. We speak to Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz as well as Robert Shapiro who has been making guest appearances on the South African channel. What comparisons can we draw between the two cases? Plus, Ron Goldman’s sister Kim offers her advice to the family of Reeva Steenkamp.
Debora Patta was in the courtroom and is covering this historic case from South Africa. Peter Van Sant looks at the private sides of Oscar and Reeva and Troy Roberts reports on the OJ Simpson case…twenty years after the Bronco chase that transfixed this country.


EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF RAYMOND NICASIO - SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA, BLACK ROCK STEAK AND SEAFOOD 
       
NEW RESTAURANT MENU AT BLACK ROCK STEAK AND SEAFOOD:

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s popular restaurant Black Rock Steak and Seafood debuts a new menu  highlighting local ingredients and inspired flavors.

The new Black Rock Steak and Seafood menu begins with a variety of plates for the table, including “Moco” Poutine, a play on the local favorite Loco Moco; as well as a Rock n’Cheese Fondue utilizing the resort’s signature craft beer, Black Rock Lager by Maui Brewing Co.  Exploring the menu further will take you to a variety of unique offerings including the Hunters’ Chef Board which features Merguez Lamb Sausage, Venison Sausage, Wild Boar Sausage, Pickle Jar, House Mustard, Compte Du Jour and Taro Focaccia Bread.  The Manila Clams selection allows guests to choose from a variety of preparations as does the selection of flatbreads, soups and salads. The main plates, chops and steaks offer everything from roasted chicken, kampachi, braised short rib, bone-in rib eye, filet mignon, and more.  Each dish is accentuated by specialty glazes, seasonings, and sides. Black Rock Steak and Seafood is open daily for dinner between 5:30pm – 9:00pm.  Reservations are recommended. For reservations please call (808) 921-4600.

ABOUT RAYMOND NICASIO:

Executive sous chef Raymond Nicasio brings a diversity of culinary talents and experiences to his role at Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa. Born and raised in the Philippines, Nicasio grew up with a love of food and curiosity for the kitchen fueled by watching his father work as a hotel manager at a Manila resort. Nicasio’s cooking and education has led him from the Philippines to Toronto where he worked in private catering to Houston, Texas working in the main kitchen for the Houston Rockets NBA basketball team. In 2005 Nicasio moved to the prestigious Coronado Country Club where he nurtured his love of fine dining. In 2010 Nicasio and his wife moved to Maui to take the position of sous chef with Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas. Nicasio blended his classical French training with a fusion of international styles of Filipino, Chinese, Mexican, and Portuguese to develop his own unique island style. In 2012 he took the role of chef de cuisine leading the opening of Sheraton Kauai’s signature restaurant Rum Fire and earning the Taste of Hawaii “Best Seafood Award”.

Nicasio joined the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa culinary team as executive sous chef in August 2013 bringing his devotion to utilizing locally sourced ingredients and fusions to the resort’s two signature restaurants and three pool bars and lounges. Nicasio’s travels have influenced his approach to cooking; he recognizes how to utilize unique local ingredients with a twist. “My food is about familiar flavors being used in an unexpected way,” Nicasio states.

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