Archive for October, 2012

Quick Chicken & Egg Crostini

October 29, 2012 1 comment

Just decided to make a quick breakfast today on a whim. Hurricane Sandy is wrecking the area so it’s a good excuse to cook. I decided to slice and toast some leftover baguette, spread some chicken liver mousse, and top it all off with some eggs. I only made the eggs – here’s the mousse I tried out:

So I tried making a variation of Ramsay’s scrambled eggs, let’s see how it turned out!

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NYC: wd~50 (July 2012)

October 29, 2012 2 comments

Authors: Victor and Monty
Restaurant: wd~50
Exec Chef: Wylie Dufresne

Date: July 16, 2012
Dinner (New Tasting Menu!)

Victor’s Notes:
-wd~50 celebrated its 9th anniversary with two new tasting menus in July. This is the primary tasting menu, a 12-, 13-, or 14-course tasting. (The number of courses really depends on whether you classify the first, last, or both dishes as “courses”.)
-I took HORRIBLE pictures during this meal. I was pretty incompetent at iPhone picture-taking in July hahaha.

Monte: I think Wylie Dufresne is so creative and his food really made me think about flavor combinations. wd-50 was refreshingly casual and seemed to be all about the food. I really enjoyed just eating and not having to worry about whether or not I had a jacket.

Click here to see the meal!

NYC: Per Se (Oct. 2012)

October 29, 2012 2 comments

Author: Victor
Restaurant: Per Se
Exec Chef: Thomas Keller

Date: October 27, 2012

We had the typical nine-course with some additions and modifications:
1. We exchanged the oyster and pearls dish for the uni panna cotta, and we switched the scallop course for the lobster roll.
2. Our server added in a few extra dishes, such as the vichyssoise, Pacific kampachi, and vanilla bean–roasted bay scallop.
3. We added the white truffle tagliatelle as an extra dish.
4. I exchanged the lamb for the Wagyu brisket, while my friend kept the lamb.

Click here to see the pictures!