Adrian Mullen, Executive Chef & General Manager at Loft Bar & Bistro. He grew up on the East Coast, but ventured west for college.
His professional start in the culinary world began in 1992 after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena.
After many years inside the kitchen and front of house in all manner of San Francisco restaurants he headed further south.
San Jose was calling and in 2005 he opened up LOFT BAR & BISTRO.
Outside the kitchen Adrian likes to entertain and play golf.
“Cooking to me is sharing with family and friends and our customers”
– Executive Chef Adrian Mullen
The menu at LOFT is all about affordable comfort food in a casual environment. It is a place for an intimate dinner for two, a family gathering or a big group or party.
LOFT B&B is among 27 restaurants participating in “Dine Downtown San Jose.” Their $30 pre-fixe menu offers a good sample of the offerings diners can enjoy here.
Enjoy our tasty talk and the mouth-watering Grilled Shrimp recipe to try at home.
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Grilled Prawn Skewers
Prawns (16-20 size) and Skewers
Prawn marinade: shallots, garlic, black pepper, herbs, lemon zest and juice
Lemon Butter Caper Sauce: lemon juice,butter,shallots, white pepper, salt
(capers are placed on the sauce that has been put on the skewers)
1. peel, devein prawns
2. prepare marinade
3. skewer prawns and coat with marinade
4. season and grill prawns till done
5. top with lemon butter capers sauce (lemon juice, butter, capers)
6. serve with rice and sautÈed vegetables
Dine Downtown San Jose