Food Art with Chef Hari Cameron of a(MUSE.) in Rehoboth Beach
Chef Hari Cameron has brought his talents to the Delmarvalife kitchen on multiple occasions.
Most recently he came on the show to make homemade pasta. Sean started following Hari on Instagram a few months back and was impressed by his food pictures.
Hari invited Sean to his restaurant a(MUSE.) in Rehoboth Beach to see what goes into creating these edible masterpieces and learn where his inspiration comes from.
“I think every meal that you eat should be a celebration of life and should be enjoyable it should be you know if you’re lucky enough to spend time with somebody that you really love and you have the time and energy to sit and eat a meal I think that it should be beautiful and I think it should be a beautiful experience,” Hari says.
Hari says he is constantly thinking of new ways to use ingredients.
“It starts with an idea,” Hari says. “My brain never stops working. I think of food in my sleep. I wake up in the morning and I feed my son something and taste something and get an idea. And then from cooking for so many years, there are flavor combinations that I like a lot and then for me it’s like reinterpreting the technique of how I handled these ingredients or reinterpreting how it’s presented.”
And it’s that reinterpretation that can turn ordinary into something extraordinary. He shoes Sean a few dishes like grilled prawns with dried cocktail sauce and Hari’s take on cheesecake. Hari says the cheesecake he makes has all the flavors of a cheesecake with a little more visual appeal.
You can order some really great dishes off the regular menu at a(MUSE.), but they also offer a tasting menu – which Hari admits is more of a time commitment, but he says the tasting menu is almost like an interactive art exhibit.