Did I ever mention to you guys that I LOVE my job? Well, I do. And I was finally home on a culinary weekend, so I begged and begged until I was put on the schedule to work. Yall- the food was SO good. I LOVE good food. And these guys- the guest chefs for the weekend- can cook some SERIOUSLY good food. I know because I tried
alot a little of it all.
And I have pictures! Prepare to be jealous.
|Maple Cheesecake with Cranberries and Pecans.|
|Speaks for itself, right??|
|Chicken-Fried Quail with Melted Onions, Warm Potatoes, and TRUFFLE GRAVY.|
I capitalized the truffle gravy for dramatic effect.
It was the beez kneez.
Next time I have quail at home, you can bet your bottom I'll be chicken frying it.
|More oysters!! I only had like |
|'Puttanesca' Vinaigrette with Confit Tuna and Hand-Stretched Mozzarella.|
I will make that 'Puttanesca' vinaigrette again, and bathe in it.
|Yellowfin Tuna with Sea Urchin Vinaigrette and Pickled Mustard Seeds.|
I may or may not have licked the plate.
|Chicken Tortellini with Foie Gras Sugo, Sage, Proscuitto, and Parmesan. |
I cried, yall. I cried.
Actually, sitting here thinking about all the glory that is that dish has me kind of tearing up again.
|Ah- the coveted chefs. Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman. (The 2 in the middle) |
Here's the deal- they have 2 restaurants- Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen and Hog & Hominy. They are both in Memphis, so go eat there!!
|Beautiful, beautiful pecans.|
|The life of a traveling chef...|
|Braised Pork Osso Buco with Butternut Squash Risotto, Porcini-Glazed Turnips and Pear Moustarda.|
Here's my before picture.....
|Can't hate a huge bowl full of hand stretched mozzarella!|
|And the 'after Lauren got a hold of the osso buco' picture...|
|Rotini with Tripe, Tomato, Cannellini Beans and Mint.|
Still a little shocked by this one. Mint+ tomato sauce= AWESOME.
Remember that for next time.
|Here's a fun one!!|
Ovaltine-Semifreddo with Salted Apples and Candied Apple-Bourbon Sauce.
(With crushed Wopper's on top.)
Dang! I wish I had some more of that!
|Ahhh- a freshly fried quail!|