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Chefs' Best Summer Dishes

Star chefs, including Aaron Sanchez and Marc Forgione, told us what's on their restaurant menus for summer.

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Aarón Sánchez's Lamb Enchiladas

At Mestizo (Leawood, Kan.), Aarón celebrates summer's bounty of fresh ingredients with these braised lamb enchiladas drizzled with chile colorado and tomatillo avocado sauce, which he calls "a great mix of light meat and fresh, flavorful sauces."

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Spike Mendelsohn's Colletti's Smokehouse Burger

Topped with applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, fried Vidalia onion petals and chipotle barbecue sauce, this burger from Good Stuff Eatery (Washington, D.C.) "tastes like a barbecue." Here comes summer on a bun.

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Marc Forgione's Heirloom Tomato Salad

To "up the ante" in his favorite Greek salad, this Iron Chef makes feta "burrata" and pairs it with local heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers and oregano vinaigrette for a summer salad that's "as good as it gets" at his restaurant, Marc Forgione (New York).

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Anita Lo's Barbecue Squid

This dish embodies summer barbecue with its "charred, smoky and sweet" flavors. Anita pairs the squid with Asian and Southern staples, including edamame and boiled peanuts, at her restaurant, Annisa (New York).

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