Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pork Belly Goodness

Pork belly-fresh bacon-whatever you want to call it, is probably one of the most decadent cuts of meat there is. Layers of tender meat and unctuous fat, stacked on top one another and when braised very slowly, for hours, these layers seem to join in one happy unison.

But the rich decadence of the belly was not enough for us, so we decided to wrap it in a sheet of fresh pasta with a little swiss chard, sauce it with a smokey bacon & parmesan cream and top it all with an egg yolk, which we basted with the hot cream until almost "over easy".

Pork belly "Carbonara" -it might stop your heart, but you will have a smile on your face when it does.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Happy New Years Eve

All hands were on deck for New Years Eve. We created 4 & 6 course menus for the night with multiple choices available for each course. That meant A Lot of prep work from all of the kickass crew.
We had BIG lists. We eventually got most of it checked off.

There was seared foie with a beet & red wine syrup & curried quince.

Nantucket bay scallop ceviche w/ baby fennel, tangerine & black olive puree.

We even pulled out the crispy duck neck terrine w/ raisin chutney & pickled winter vegetables

This was our white on white study.Citrus risotto w/ warm Maine crab & pink peppercorn cream.

If you weren't there you were square.

Happy 2008