Thursday, November 19, 2009

Grand Finale of the Semester 11.21.09

Yesterday Giulia and I finalized the menu for the last dinner of the semester:

Garden Salad*

Pork loin with Persimmon Chutney
Herbed Potatoes

Trio of citrus sorbet
Ruby Grapefruit, Lemon*, Satsuma
Earl Gray Cookies

*From the garden

Monday, November 16, 2009

Menu 11. 15. 09

Saturday night Well Fed catered a wine tasting hosted by Res Life in Thorne hall. The menu consisted of...

Giulia's homemade crostini
Navy bean and caramelized fennel dip
Roasted red and yellow peppers with garlic and basil
Golden beet, goat cheese and mint spread
Cheese platter
Seasonal fruit platter
Roasted grapes with sea salt and rosemary
Lemon-cornmeal cake
Apple galette
Strawberry tarte

Pictures to come soon!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Some photos from Week 4

Tarte Tatin with whipped cream
Tarte Tatin is classic French tart that got its name when two sisters (Caroline and Stephanie Tatin) were working in their restaurant toward the end of the 19th century. The restaurant is still there today (in the Loir). At the time it was known as a restaurant frequented by hungry hunters and one evening while they were waiting for the hunters to come in for dinner, Stephanie burned the apple tart. Instead of throwing it out she turned it upside down and cooked it some more. The apples became completely caramelized and it was (and still is) a big hit!

Giulia with roasted beets and carrots
Harvesting lettuce from the garden an hour before dinner was served!
One of the butternut squash we served the other night .

Friday, November 6, 2009

Week 4 Menu

Professor Peterson in the CTSJ department rocked the menu art for this weekend!