Friday, February 29, 2008

The Final List Of Recipes For The First Book: Eat and Drink in The Northwest

Well, Marcus and I are on our way. We have been recipe testing, tasting and wine pairing. We have finally brought together the final recipe list for our first booklet. We were shooting for March 1st for our launch date, but as publications go, we are only a couple weeks behind schedule. A few more edits, a couple more final tasting notes and then it's off to the presses!

  1. Tarragon and Citrus Dungeness Crab Cakes with Lemon Tarragon Aioli
  2. Local Oysters in the Half Shell with Champagne Vinegar Mignonette
  3. Seared Duck with Oven -Dried Grape Tomato and Caramelized Onion Jam and Cambozola
  4. Mache, Butter lettuce salad with Avocado, Pomegranate and Goat cheese
  5. Roasted Beets Salad with Arugula and Pancetta Dijon dressing
  6. Fennel and Asian Pear Salad with Sweet Coppa Wrapped Green Apple and Citrus dressing
  7. Short Rib and Parsnip Puree with Prune Sauce
  8. Hanger Steak with Brined Green Peppercorns and Potatoes Anna
  9. Prosciutto Wrapped White Fish and Roast Vegetables
  10. Red wine and Fig marinated Quail with Mushroom Risotto
  11. Melissa's Lasagna
  12. Roasted Red Pepper Soup
  13. Lamb Chop With Rosemary Lavender Fleur De Sel
  14. Watercress Pesto with Fettucini
  15. Cider Brined Pork Chop with Caramelized apples
  16. Flank Steak and Butternut Squash Enchiladas
  17. Herb Mushroom Pizza
  18. Pear, Gorgonzola and Fig Spread Sandwich
  19. Red Wine and Pomegranate Poached Pears
  20. Chocolate Truffles with Bittersweet Cocoa Powder

Monday, February 18, 2008

Mid February Already!

Fennel and Asian Pear Salad with Sweet Coppa Wrapped Apple and Citrus Dressing Slow Cooked Short Rib and Parsinp Puree with Port and Prune sauce

So, it's president's day and I believe that I am guilty of neglect to my food blog. My apologies. And so much has happened. The Seattle Works Benefit Dinner was a success! Lovely setting, lovely company and great food and wine. Marcus Pape of perfectly paired 4 different wines with 4 of my menu items. Just about all went well- minus a small error of the dessert- which I will fix next time I make it. Marcus is an incredible graphic designer too and he created a fantastic full color recipe and wine pairing booklet for the guests to take home. You can see it in the left hand corner of the top picture. Inspired by the idea that Marcus and I could go a step further with our two passions- his being wine and mine- food. We have started work on our first Wine and Food pairing recipe booklet. Look for it in wine shops!!