Local fresh food is known to possess more flavor and nutritive content than their mass-produced counterparts. Chef Gilman believes that honoring locally produced food doesn't end with the consumer's choice. The product must be prepared with respect for its origin as well. Knowing how to bring out or compliment the unique flavor of a grass-fed beef cut for instance, requires close attention to the character it exhibits on the palate. The result is a dish that is honest from conception to consumption.