Round two with Lon Symensma, exec chef of ChoLon

“This is part two of my interview with Lon Symensma, executive chef of ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro.

Favorite restaurant in America: Jean Georges. It’s been one of New York City’s four-star restaurants for years, and you’ll always have an unforgettable meal there. Jean-Georges is French, but trained in the Asian realm, and he was one of the first chefs to lighten things up — using lemongrass-infused broth and fresh juices, for example, instead of butter and high-caloric cream. It’s a very cool and chic restaurant, not stuffy, and the waiters know the food really well, and Jean-Georges is just a really cool, well-rounded guy. I’m very proud to have worked there with that level of talent.”

Round two with Lon Symensma, exec chef of ChoLon