Frank McClelland

Boston

American, French, Seasonal


Specialities

American, French, Seasonal

About Frank McClelland

Chef Frank McClelland is the head chef and proprietor of L’Espalier, one of the most famously esteemed restaurants in the New England area. In addition to being globally recognized for developing some of the top culinary talent in the country, Frank is also the author of a James Beard Award-winning cookbook, "Wine Mondays: Simple Wine Pairings and Seasonal Menus."

Frank's culinary philosophy is that food is best in its purest form, and cooking should enhance the natural character of an ingredient. Growing up on his grandparents' farm in New Hampshire inspired Frank’s respect for regional, wholesome ingredients and a passion for cooking them at an early age. By his mid-twenties, Frank had already established himself in the kitchens of several acclaimed Boston Restaurants, including L'espalier. Since then, Frank's culinary endeavors have earned acclaim from publications such as Zagat, Forbes, Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Wine Spectator, Condé Nast Traveler, and many others.


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Frank McClelland's Video Tutorials

Warm Lobster Salad with Bacon Lardons and Sherry Vinaigrette

Frank McClelland
Easy

Succulent lobster meat paired with crispy lettuce offers a taste of New England with each bite of this savory salad.

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How to Make a Consommé

Frank McClelland
Intermediate

Learn how to make this classic French clarified soup - the "Rolls Royce of broths".

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Poached Halibut With Smoked Tomato Sauce

Frank McClelland
Easy

Poaching halibut in butter makes it tender and delicious; pairing it with a smokey tomato sauce makes it irresistible.

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Brown Butter Miso Roasted Black Bass

Frank McClelland
Easy

A light, miso-boosted butter sauce gives flaky cod fillets a kick of umami flavor.

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