viernes, 7 de diciembre de 2007

Dinner Tasting

I had a dinner tasting last night to select the menu for an event next week. The menus were:


Smoked Potato Soup, Cured Salmon

Sweet Potato Soup, Ginger Cream


Mushroom filled Chicken
Cauliflower Puree
Chevre-creamed corn
Cream Sherry Sauce

Olive filled Chicken
Spinach-Jocoque Spaetzle
Sauteed Mushrooms
Lemon Butter Sauce


Roasted Pinapple, Coconut Financier

Chai Panna Cotta, Pear Coulis

martes, 4 de diciembre de 2007

Balsamic with Cacao

While shopping for a big dinner, I found this vinegar. I was curious so I bought it thinking that it could be added to dessert. Upon opening it I tasted it. It bears no resemblance to the good stuff, but it's not as awful as the supermarket balsamic (just a tad short of it). It does, however present a nice hint of cocoa and just a touch of figs. I ended up reducing it into a nice sauce.

It's in no way a fancy product, but a nice, useful ingredient.

sábado, 1 de diciembre de 2007

December 1st.

Dinner Menu:

Red Beet
Passionfruit Jocoque

SRF Kurobuta Pork
Red Onion Puree
"Vino de Piedra" Sauce

Chocolate Coulant
Blue Cheese Ice Cream
Cider Tapioca
Cacao Balsamic Reduction