ZEELAND, MI (WZZM) - Jennifer, Alana and Madeline meet up withchef Lucas Grill, owner ofPublic Restaurant in Zeeland to discover some delicious recipes to enjoy on Valentine's Day.


White Chocolate & Strawberry Salad

Yield: 4 Servings

White Chocolate-Champagne Vinaigrette

½ Cup White Chocolate, Melted

¼ Champagne or Sparkling Wine

¼ Cup Skim Milk or Heavy Cream

1-2 Tbsp. Champagne Vinegar

Pinch Salt

  1. Combine all in a blender and mix until fully emulsified.
  2. Reserve and chill.

-Baby Red Oak or your Favorite Leafy Greens

-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

-Sliced, Quartered, and Halved Strawberries

-Toasted Pine Nuts

-Fennel Frawns (The Leafy top to a fennel Bulb)

-Shaved White Chocolate

  1. Lightly toss greens & a few of the pine nuts in large mixing bowl with White Chocolate-Champagne Vinaigrette until well mixed.
  2. Arrange the greens on the plate with strawberries & sweet potatoes as to compose the salad in a eye-catching fashion
  3. Garnish with the Fennel Frawns & Shaved White Chocolate.
  4. For a nice finishing touch, drizzle a bit more Vinaigrette over the finished plate! Bon Appetite!

Public's "Mozzarella Sticks"

Yield: 4 Servings

4 Egg-roll Wrappers

4 Pieces String Cheese

8 VERY thin Halved Slices Beefsteak Tomato



Ranch Dressing (For Dipping the Sticks into)

  1. Place Egg-roll Wrappers on Counter with a point facing your torso.
  2. Place String Cheese & Tomato in lower half of the wrapper. Sprinkle a little salt over the cheese.
  3. Lightly water the edges of the top half of the wrapper and the very bottom corner closed to your torso.
  4. Roll up the wrapper and tuck in the sides as to make an egg-roll. (Feel free to watch the video clip for a demo of this part of the process.)
  5. Lightly fry the "Sticks" in Canola or peanut oil at 375° until Golden, Brown, and delicious, or G.B.D as we say in the restaurant business.

Serve with your favorite Ranch dressing! Bon Appetite!