I am a chef with an 'out-of-the-box' culinary perspective that has given birth to the Irregardless' philosophy of cooking with flavor. This perspective has evolved intuitively over the more than 30 years that we have been serving meals at the Irregardless Café.
Our chefs begin with fresh produce, which I select daily at Raleigh's Farmers Market. In our kitchen, we add these beautiful vegetables and fruits to top quality beef, seafood, poultry and grains. These bountiful ingredients affirm Irregardless' culinary optimism.
Each dish we serve is designed to enhance these ingredients' unique flavors, appealing to the basic tastes of sweet, sour, bitter, salty and hot. With each recipe, we focus on augmenting the essence of each flavor. Just as each layer of an onion is peeled away to reveal another, so our culinary philosophy of levels, within each wonderful ingredient we cook with, is uncovered to expose a core understanding and exquisite flavor.
The ingredients in Irregardless' meals are like notes to a jazz musician: the notes dance out of the music and our ingredients' sparkle in your palate. Obviously, the musician has to practice the scales daily to know how to improvise. With over thirty years of cooking, Irregardless' chefs delight in and take pleasure in their ingredients. When the moment is right, our artist chefs combine notes and ingredients to reveal marvelous culinary creations.
To me, the greatest compliments the Irregardless Café has received are from our thousands of loyal customers, who spend their hard earned money to eat at our restaurant year after year.