Wednesday, April 21, 2010

~chocolate cannel├ęs recipe~


3 oz chocolate 72% chopped
2 cups whole milk

4 tbls. unsalted butter
1 vanilla bean split
3/4 cup and 2 tbls. ap flour
2 tbls. cocoa powder
2/3 plus 1/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 egg
3 egg yolks
3 tbls. dark rum
vegetable spray

put chocolate in medium bowl
scald milk, butter and vanilla bean
pour over chocolate and whisk till melted
sift together flour, cocoa powder, sugar and salt
in seperate bowl whisk eggs then add rum and whisk till smooth
add dry ingredients to egg mixture slowly to avoid lumps
slowly add in chocolate mixture
strain and refrigerate over night
preheat oven to 400degrees
spray cannele molds and fill almost to the top
let batter rest for 30 minutes or more
bake at 400 degrees for 60 to 75 minutes
till crisp and set
will spring back when poked, flip on wire rack, leave in molds to cool

serve same day

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

~cinnamon doughnut bread pudding recipe~


15 cake donuts
6 eggs
2 tbls. butter unsalted
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 cup whole milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbls. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

cube donuts and mix with all other ingredients
place in greased pan and bake at 350 degrees till set.

***adjust spices to your liking***

~menu for private dinner~


~tuna crudo

~“surf and turf”
braised pork belly and caramelized sea scallop
cauliflower puree, matchstick apples and pommery mustard gastrique

~rocket, figs, prosciutto, toasted almonds and chevre cheese
honey prosecco vinaigrette

~parma ham wrapped medallions of veal tenderloin
slow poached amish egg, artichoke barigoule, tomato fondue, and grana padano


~pan roasted halibut
hand crafted potato gnocchi, spring pea and wild mushroom ragout
pea tendrils and ramp pistou

Monday, April 19, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

~california wine dinner menu~

California Wine Dinner

Pan Seared West Coast Halibut
English Peas and Wild Mushroom
Saint Andre’s Cream
Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc

Maple Valley Farms Duck Breast Salad
Blood orange and Black Berry, Arugula
Balsamic and Oil
Laetitia Pinot Noir

Oven Roasted Lamb Loin
Honey Lavender Scented Rice Roll,
Baby Carrots
Black Pepper Blackberry Glace
Raymond R Cabernet Sauvignon

Death By Chocolate
Michael David Earthquake Zinfandel

Wednesday, April 7, 2010