From Bogota to Boston, With Love

From Bogota to Boston, With Love

We are excited to tell you about our Sous Chef, Alex Galvis – who revamped our Sólás menu and infused her Colombian heritage into some of the menu items.

I recently sat down with Alex to talk about her culinary career and here’s what she had to say!

Blog_Bolton“My name is Alex, and I love to cook. It was about 6 years ago when I realized that it was what I’m meant to do. I started my culinary career in North Carolina after moving to the US from my native country, Colombia. I was blessed to work with some talented chefs that took me under their wing and taught me everything they knew. After 4 years in the countryside, I decided that it was time for me to expand my culinary world. I moved back to Boston, looking for my next challenge. I landed a job in Cambridge, and quickly learned what Boston was all about and wanted more. I started to explore the tastes of Boston and came across this great Irish Pub called Sólás. I found my next challenge. It is here where I truly heard my inner chef. It has been a fun roller-coaster of challenges, where I have grown not only as a person but also as a chef. I’m here for a while, and look forward to what’s next!”

Stop by Sólás, meet Alex and try her delicious Sólás Chicken, pictured above. I was even able to convince her to share the sauce used in the recipe – enjoy!

Bailey’s Sauce

1/2 Cup Bailey’s or any Irish Cream
1/2 Cup Chicken Stock   
1/2 lb Butter (1 stick)
1 oz Black Pepper
Pinch of Salt
In a sauce pan add Bailey’s and reduce. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil and reduce it a little. With low heat, slowly add butter and whisk it until sauce becomes creamy. Add pepper and bring back to boil constantly whisking the sauce. Add a pinch of salt.

Watch Alex prepare this delicious sauce!

Executive Chef Sean MacAlpine