16 Course Dinner @ Joel Robuchon


England imported Carved butter w/ fleur de sel and Spanish extra virgin olive oil.

Amazing bread selection!

the courses.

Le Citron:
Lemon and basil infusion with anise fennel foam

La Cerise:
Cherry gazpacho with sheep ricotta and pistachios

Le Caviar (3 ways):
Asparagus with lemon balm, gelee with smooth cauliflower cream, and maki with daikon and cous cous

La Noix de Saint Jacques:
Seared scallop with heart of palm and coriander scented coconut milk

Les Petits Pois:
Light green pea veloute with peppermint on sweet onion cloud

Les Crustaces:
Lobster in Sake broth
Truffled langoustine ravioli
Sea urchin in mashed potatoes with a hint of blue mountain coffee

What is langoustine?  It’s a Norway lobster, or Dublin Prawn aka known as a “scampi.”

Le Black Cod:
Miso marinated black cod in daikon bouillon with yuzu

Le Chou:
Crispy fried cabbage with spring vegetables

La Volaille:
Farm chicken with foie gras and fricassee of young leeks

Les Pousses de Soja:
Risotto of soybean sprouts

L’Amande:
Vanilla panna cotta with Tahitian vanilla and pineapple

La Framboise:
Fresh raspberries with ginger infused sorbet

Escortes de mignardises:

The take home gift, raspberries and pistachio pound cake.

Dinner is $250-$395 depending on pairings.  Next time I would LOVE to try the pairings.  Too bad I am not drinking! ;(  This dinner was over $1,000.  I was hungry because I ate every last bite!  This course isn’t for someone without an appetite or love for food.  Every bite was delicate and orgasmic, as fine french should be.

xoxo

kristie

Seafood bisque recipe


I made seafood bisque  the other day

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces crab meat
  • 4 to 8 ounces small cooked shrimp and scallops
  • 2 tablespoon sherry

Preparation:

Heat butter over medium-low heat; add onions. Saute until tender. Blend in flour; cook, stirring, for about 1 minute. Slowly stir in the milk, cooking and stirring until thickened. Add pepper, tomato paste, and heavy cream. Stir in the crab, shrimp, and sherry. Bring to a simmer. Serve hot.
Serves 4 to 6.