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Spring Salad with XO Cafe Executive Chef

SPRING SALAD WITH EXECUTIVE CHEF MARTIN LYONS OF XO CAFE, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

Chef Martin Lyons

Chef Marty Lyons

As executive chef, Martin Lyons is responsible for providing an unparalleled farm-to-table culinary experience for guests, using the best fresh, local ingredients whenever possible.

Prior to joining XO, Marty worked in some of the top restaurants in the capital city, most recently at Loie Fuller’s. Before that, he was sous chef at the acclaimed Nick’s on Broadway, where he was responsible for all aspects of kitchen management, including staff management and seasonal menu development. Prior to Nick’s, Martin was sous chef at L’Epicureo, the former AAA Four Diamond Restaurant in the Hotel Providence, where he supervised the kitchen and bake shop.

Marty holds an associate degree in Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts from SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology and an Associate of Science in Food and Beverage Management and Bachelor of Science in Service Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence.

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RECIPE
Spring Salad

Rhubarb Vinaigrette Ingredients:
1 cup rhubarb, red parts only, diced
1 shallot, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 lemon, zest and juice
1 sprig of mint, leaves only, chopped
½ cup rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 cups extra virgin olive oil

1. In a blender combine the first 9 ingredients and puree thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
2. With the blender running, slowly drizzle the olive oil into the mixture until vinaigrette is emulsified.
3. Check vinaigrette for seasoning and adjust if necessary.

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