5 Creative Summer Dinners

NYC's finest culinary talent opts for grilled squid and roasted corn in the husk.

One thing most chefs at the best restaurants have in common is that they rarely make dinner at home, especially during summer, when standing over a hot stove for additional hours isn’t anyone’s idea of a great night.

When they do, however, the meals they whip up in the kitchen are a far cry from the elaborate dishes they serve their guests. They focus on fast and easy (to balance out cooking exhaustion) and fresh and healthy (to balance out restaurant indulgences). 

Follow the lead of these five New York City-based chefs, who take advantage of farmer’s market produce in just a few, simple steps.