Sébastien Baud

Executive Chef

Consulat General of France, New York City

Our Chef

Sebastien Baud grew up on the Atlantic Coast of France and comes from a family of fishermen. At a very young age, he and his father would sell the catch of the day to local restaurants that’s! when Sebastien started developing his passion and his cooking skills, at home under the supervision of his mother. He graduated from La Rochelle Culinary School and had the opportunity to learn from knowledgeable Chefs who taught him many secrets in the Arts of French Cuisine.

" Sharing our Passion and Transmetting our Know-How this is the vocation of our chefs."

- Sébastien Baud -

Chilled Heirloom Tomato Consommé

Scented with lemon grass – Fresh goat cheese & Acquitaine Sturia caviar


Yields 4 Servings:

Heirloom Tomato Consommé :
Large red local heirloom tomatoes, cored and diced 8 8
Minced shallot 1.17 Ounces 5.69 Grams
Minced garlic 0.05 Ounces 1.42 Grams
Cracked black pepper 0.5 Ounces 7.8 Grams
Local heirloom cherry tomatoes, cut in half 8 Ounces 240 Grams
Extra virgin olive oil 2 Ounces 20 Grams
Small basil leaves 1 Ounces 10 Grams
Lemon grass finely chopped 4.05 Ounces 120 Grams
Torn basil leaves 2.02 Ounces 60 Grams
Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 0.2 Ounces 5 Grams
  1. Place the tomatoes, shallot, garlic, torn basil leaves, cracked pepper, olive oil and a large pinch of sea salt into a blender container and pulse until the mixture becomes smooth.
  2. Place a strainer lined with cheesecloth over a bowl and pour the soup into the cheesecloth and tie the bundle closed.
  3. Suspend the puree over the bowl and let sit until completely drained.
  4. The tomato water can be drained overnight in the refrigerator.
Saffron Oil :
Saffron 1 Ounces 30 Grams
Grapesseed Oil 8.11 Ounces 240 Grams
Water 8.11 Ounces 240 Grams
  1. Place the saffron and 1 cup of water in a sauce pan over low heat and reduced until almost dry add the oil and warm up gently to evaporate any remaining water, be carefull not to burn the saffron.  
  2. Pour into a blender and blend on high speed for about 1 minute, strain to a fine sieve set aside.
Plate Up :
Caviar Sturia D’Aquitaine 1 Ounces 30 Grams
Sliced toasted country bread 4 4
Fresh goat cheese 2.11 Ounces 60 Grams
Saffron oil 0.70 Ounces 20 Grams
Thai basil leaves 8 8
Dill blossoms 8 8
  1. Dispose a quenelle of Sturia Caviar and fresh goat cheese in the bottom of a soup bowl.
  2. Pour gently the chilled tomato consommé over the garnish.
  3. Place on top a toasted country bread garnish with goat cheese and caviar and decorate with thai basil leaves, dill blossom and few drops of saffron oil.

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