Saturday, August 25, 2007

August 17th & 18th Kitchen Kriminal

Thanks to Mary, Andrea and the Bunco Babes on August 18th!

Thanks to Buzz and Debbie Miller who hosted the first Kitchen Kriminal in Sacramento on August 17th!

Coconut Gazpacho Soup
Cucumber, Tomato and Mint Salad

Fennel Tart
Caramelized Onions, Fried Capers
Honey Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

Garlic Roasted Shrimp
French Lentils, Cauliflower and Garlic Puree

Lardon Salad
Soft Poached Egg, Frissee and Baby Spinach Salad
Bacon Vinaigrette

Stuffed Pork Loin
Swiss Chard, Pears, Asparagus, Potato Rosti
Brown Butter Balsamic Sauce

Saint André Cheese
Mission Figs, Crouton, Endive Salad
Ginger Asian Pear Clafouti
Spiced Plum Puree

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Kitchen Kriminal July 27th, 2007

Kitchen Kriminal on July 27th, 2007 started out with an
Amuse Bouche Swiss Chard CrostiniNext was an
Heirloom Tomato Tart with Basil Vinaigrette
and here is our amazing Sous Chef hard at work.
Next came
Braised Fennel with Bacon, Yukon Gold Potatoes and Shaved Fennel SaladNo, I didn't get a picture of the
Dover Sole with Cucumber Water, Sesame Vinaigrette and Candied Chili Orange Rind
But here it is about to be plated with just the cucumber waterThe Braised Shortribs with Saffron Risotto, Eggplant and Tomato Ragout
was a huge hit!
Cheese Soufflé with Yellow Summer Corn, Sorrel and Corn Pudding
Finally Dessert!
Pluot Crostata with Maple Whipped Cream
Thanks to all participants! We had a great time cooking for you.
From one happy attendee
"You seriously exceeded all expectations last Friday night. Scrumptious."