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.
Elvis Presley’s favorite peanut butter and banana sandwich was the inspiration for this creation called Elvis on Horseback.
Escargot – Snails. You love ’em or hate ’em. I find that most haters have never tried them. That’s their mistake because who doesn’t like butter, garlic, cheese and fresh bread?
I recently returned from my first visit to Mexico City. It’s an amazing place with 23 million inhabitants – one of the largest cities in the world. While there, I had the opportunity to taste real Mexican food from market stalls to world ranked restaurants.
Spell it Cardinal or Cardinale. Either way, this dish gets it’s name from the beautiful bird and it’s color from tomato in the sauce.