A Spanish Carajillo was my parting gift from Pujol after dinner. Between the coffee and the liqueur I had all the ingredients I needed to chill out.
Who am I to improve upon Julia’s french onion soup? It was more an accident than a plan, and I know that it is absolutely delicious.
The pressure of the home-town list is tremendous. I’ve listed them alphabetically because I don’t want to worry what will happen when I start my car!
Peach Sorbet, with its delicate aroma and flavor is the perfect respite between big, bold tastes because it re-invigorates your palate for the next course.
We were anxiously anticipating our last supper in Chicago, an omakase feast from Chef B.K. Park. Juno, is one of Zagat’s “Hottest Japanese Restaurants in America” and, of 200 sushi restaurants in Chicago, rated best by Chicago Magazine. Now you know why we were excited.
This story begins in Hardin County, Kentucky near Fort Knox and it ends eating delicious Turtle Soup. I was taught to fish by my grandparents. Many a time we loaded up the Buick with our cane poles, bobbers and bait to head to fishing ponds on my Aunt’s farm property. For an eight year old these trips were marvelous adventures.
Hollandaise Sauce is one of five “mother sauces” that are the foundation of all others. Marie Antoine-Careme and Auguste Escoffier said so!
Antoine’s in new Orleans has many classic dishes on the menu, but the most memorable to me was their Lobster Thermidor. Roy F. Guste, Jr. the proprietor, broke ground by publishing a cookbook and sharing his recipes. Most restaurants guard them zealously, especially when they were in the family for generations.
Smoked salmon creole reminds me of a deconstructed bagel, sans bagel. Inspired by a dinner in New Orleans, It required a substitution for pompano.