Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer, and Food Festival
Nov 18 & 19, 2022

20 Questions…for Randy Finch, Ice Guru – Ice Sculptures Ltd.

20 Questions…for Randy Finch, Ice Guru – Ice Sculptures Ltd.

20 Questions…for Randy Finch, Ice Guru – Ice Sculptures Ltd.  

We need to get back to basics. So many young chefs are more concerned with how many components they can fit in a dish than they are making simple perfect.

Q1)         What is your favorite dessert?
A1)         Gateau Concorde with Bergamot.

Q2)         What is your favorite ethnic cuisine (either to cook or dining out)?
A2)         Indian.

Q3)         What is your signature dish for dinner parties?
A3)         Pomme Gratin Dauphinois.

Q4)         Baking or grilling?
A4)         Grilling.

Q5)         What is a perfect host / hostess beverage to give?
A5)         Lemon infused water.

Q6)         What is the “must have” in your pantry?
A6)         Garlic.

Q7)         You can only have one of these items for the rest of your life…which do you choose: chocolate or cheese?
A7)         Cheese.

Q8)         What is your favorite pizza topping?
A8)         Pesto.

Q9)         How do you like your steak…rare, medium, well-done?A9)         Medium.

Q10)      What is the fresh herb you can’t live without?
A10)       Basil.

Q11)      If you could have dinner with any person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A11)       My wife and Master Chef Dan Hugelier.  

Q12)      Other than tortilla chips, what do you use salsa for?
A12)       Salads.

Q13)      What is the most “exotic” food you’ve ever eaten?
A13)       Haggis.

Q14)      What would you rather eat: fresh lobster on the pier in Maine, fresh shucked oysters in the Pacific Northwest or fresh crawfish on the Gulf in New Orleans?
A14)       Fresh shucked oysters in the Pacific Northwest.

Q15)      Which do you prefer: sparkling, tap or flavored water?A15)       Sparkling.

Q16)      What is your favorite foodie movie or book?
A16)       Silence of the Lambs.

Q17)      Which celebrity chef would you most want to cook with?A17)       Julia Child.  

Q18)      Red, White, Rose or Sparkling?
A18)       Red.

Q19)      What “family recipe” will you pass down to your children (or a younger family member)?
A19)       Mac and Cheese.   

Q20)      Stout, Porter, IPA or Lager?
A20)       Lager.