Had my staff start some deep cleaning because we are down for a couple of days.
My sous took a couple pictures & I felt very proud that we can pound out 1000s of high end meals a week, yet keep our kitchen this clean.
Hoods,combi ovens,blast chillers,convection ovens,floors,walls...
I am enjoying the smell of chestnuts roasting in my oven, I love the smell and taste. Just a bit of salt and I'm happy. But it is so cold outside I am really looking forward to spring and it's tender harvest.
I can't wait to roll some wild asparagus is brown butter, or pull some ramps and toss...
Does it still exist? I believe it does.
After chatting with a friend recently about this topic, and seeing the reply from petals on the thread about cooking a duck, it made me think it may be interesting to discuss ones favorite French recipes. The duck recipe from Chez Michel rings of classic...
What are you cooking at home these days (when we have time off), whats the comfort food you enjoy? When you get a chance to go out, where are you going, what are you looking for?
This time of year I'm making confit, cassoulette, braises and stews. Lots of breads. When I go out, I want...
This coming Monday I have a chef test.
It's designed pretty much like the ACf CEC exam.
I need to prepare 4 courses in an allotted amount of time, as well as prepare the main component of the actually dinner service for that evening.
I have been emailed my list of ingredients that...
I've enjoyed reading Ruhlman for a # of years, and I have been following his blog for a couple of years. He did his first video today. making Pate a Choux. Nice technique for all to know.
Thought I would share his link for those interested.
There website is really cool.
Click on the "film" tab,you'll see 5 mini features, one on service (this is a Daniel Meyer restaurant) and 4 on sous vide. I really enjoy Daniel Humm.
Eleven Madison Park Restaurant
Had a very good meal at Ibiza in New Haven last night.
Ibiza is considered one of the best Spanish restaurants in the country, and for the most part my wife and I concur. The food was progressive, but rooted and focused. The décor is very comfortable and elegant without a hint of...