Sunday, September 28, 2008

Kitchen Kriminal September 27, 2008

Thanks to Cary and Jon for Hosting!
A beautiful fall evening with a wonderful group.

Brie, Prosciutto & Balsamic Onion

Caraway Scented Salmon Pave
Melted Leeks & Russian Banana Potatoes

Crisp Japanese Eggplant
Paprika & Tomato Braised Fennel

Crab Cake
with Tarragon Corn Hash

Braised Short Rib
Truffle Polenta Disc
Haricot Vert Balsamic Reduction

Olive Oil Cake
Cranberries & Spiced Whipped Cream

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Salmon Demo

Chef Stefen Demonstrates a Salmon Recipe for Meal Well

Kitchen Kriminal May 31, 2008

Thanks to Shelley for hosting and all who attended.
We had a wonderful time cooking for you all!

Moroccan Carrot Soup
Candied Walnuts & Japanese Yams

Zucchini & Tomato Tart
Garlic Mustard Vinaigrette with Micro Arugula

Asparagus & Shrimp Risotto
Lemon Beurre Blanc

Eggplant Crisps
Ricotta, Piperade of Peppers

Roasted Leg of Lamb
Herbed Butter Beans, Picked Green Olives
Pan Roasted Radicchio

Cherry Bread Pudding
Whipped Cream

Monday, March 10, 2008

March 7th, 2008 Kitchen Kriminal Dinner

Thanks for a great Kitchen Kriminal! Happy Birthday Peter! French Onion Soup
Country Crouton & Melted Comet Cheese

Baked Goat Cheese
Herb Croutons, Petite Greens Salad

Seared Salmon
Braised Leeks, Tarragon Beurre Blanc

Chicken Diablo
Tomato Gratin and Pommes Frites

Braised Short Ribs
Potatoes Aliogote, Pearl Onions and Haricots Verts

Apple Tatin
Honey Whipped Cream

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Kitchen Kriminal February 16th, 2008

Thanks to all who attended Valentines Kitchen Kriminal! And Happy Birthday Rick! Roses & a cozy fire!

Creme de Cauliflower en Croute
Lightly Spiced with Red Curry

Crab Gratin
Truffled Potato & Leeks with Sauce Béarnaise

Duck Confit
Parsnip Puree, Braised Celery, Celery Salad

Chicken Breast with Roasted Romaine
Kalamata Olive Puree, Roasted Red Peppers, Fried Chickpeas

Roasted Rack of Lamb
Potato Rosti, Toasted Garlic Puree & Broccoli

Warm Chocolate Tart
Brandied Strawberries, Vanilla Ice Cream

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Kitchen Kriminal February 9th, 2008

Thanks to Catherine and David for hosting Kitchen Kriminal!
It was a pleasure cooking for you and your friends.

Mushroom Pie
Spinach & Frisse Salad, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Seared Crab Cake
Broccolini, Sautéed Grapes & Toasted Walnuts

Roasted Salmon Pave
Green Beans, Cardamom Roasted Pear Tomatoes, Creamy Polenta

Shrimp with Sausage
White Beans & Sundried Tomatoes, Radicchio Chiffonade

Smoked Paprika Pork Tenderloin
Sweet Potatoes, Cabbage leaves, Bacon and Roasted Garlic Nage

Tour de Marze Brie
Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
Chocolate Gelato
After Dinner Chat.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

February 1st 2008 Kitchen Kriminal Dinner

Thanks to all for participating in Kitchen Kriminal at Casa Van Janke! We had a blast!

Cosy dinner by the fire.

Sautéed Japanese Eggplant
Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella

Truffled Polenta
Soft Poached Egg, Herb Crouton

Roasted Garlic Shrimp
Potato and Olive Tart, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Fennel Pie
Sundried Tomato Sausage, Frisse Salad

Riballita “ Reboiled Soup”
Herb Braised Chicken Thigh, Crisp Bacon

Olive Oil Cake
Pistachio Gelato and Blood Orange Salad

A great group of friends!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

January 26th 2008 Kitchen Kriminal Dinner

Thanks to Arnie and Dianne for the first Kitchen Kriminal of the new year!

Sausage and Telagio Toast

What a handsome group!

Vegetable Crostata
Caramelized Onions & Spinach, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Roasted Shrimp Cannellini Beans, Radicchio, Artichoke Hearts
Brown Butter Truffle Sauce

Sautéed Gnocchi, Toasted Garlic, Anchovy & Diced Tomato Sauce
Pepper Braised Chicken

Chef Stefen plating the Tri-Tip

Roasted Tri-Tip
“Winter Bread Salad”
Bacon, Apples & Brussels Sprouts

Panna Cotta
Strawberry Salad