Getting my chef’s Papers…finally!

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So, this is my journey through culinary school…at the age of almost 50!!
As a friend said, it is a gift to go back to school as a mature student…how right she was!
As I update this site, I will add the recipes to the recipe tab!

 

 

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Roasted red and golden beets with goat cheese, filo crisps, greens and home made bocconcini
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basket of bread…sun-dried tomato and herb foccaccia with seeded grissini
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This is de-boned, marinated and grilled quail with a bed of greens in a parmagiano crisp
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Pate en croute…3 day process!
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Pasta day…open ravioli with grilled scallops; squid ink linguini with a quail egg; saffron tortellini; spinach tortellini, and a squid ink ravioli
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and a whole egg yolk ravioli…just warmed enough to “ooze” out after it is cooked and pan seared in brown butter and sage
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strawberry mousse with tuilles and chocolate truffles
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palette cleanser…strawberry basil granita with home made lemoncello, candied lemon and basil simple syrup
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Getting ready for my “in-kitchen” exam…leading a team of 8 people to prepare and serve a meal I had perfected…on Valentines Day (hence, beet pink soft knotted rolls)
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herbed flat breads and soft knotted rolls
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sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce accompanied by a bacon sugar lace cookie and date infused maple scented caramelized bacon ice cream
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de-boned stuffed and rolled rabbit
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Spring coloured macaroons!
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fish mousseline
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berry shortcrust tart with pastry cream
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home made bocconcini
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smoked duck breast, duck confit in a crepe “purse”, savoury garlic timbale (custard) and a raspberry gastric sauce
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Pear competition…poached pear in a shortcrust pastry and filled with a sweet ricotta filling
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beef wellington (with fois gras and mushrooms)
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this is not an egg…molecular gastronomy (yogurt “egg white”, mango and coconut “yolk”, strawberry coulis “ketchup” and brownie “sausage”
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and with the “yolk” running…
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liver…not my fav!
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Apple tatine with date caramel sauce and toasted almond brittle
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lobster thermador
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lobster souffle
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sorry if this offends anyone…stuffed porketta
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Roman’s Trio of Panna Cotta
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Mike’s deconstructed Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich (with brown bread ice cream, peanut butter powder and strawberry caviar)