There’s More Then One Way To Slice Some Meat
Come to find out Thomas Keller is an All American Man despite his French food skills. If you can believe it, TK was born in California and raised primarily in Florida. You may be asking yourself “did she just Wiki this?” No folks, I heard this information from the famous Food King himself. Of course I wish I would have asked something more clever. When I got the chance to meet King TK I asked, “So where are you from?” The most plain yogurt first question EVER. Oh well, I was star struck.
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Not Your Average Meat N’ Potaters
Pictured above is The Liberty Farm Pekin Duck snuggled with Chanterelle mushrooms, Arrowleaf spinach, Salsify and Oregon huckleberries.
Pictured above is Snake River Farms ” Calotte Dr Boeuf Grillee” accompanied by Pommes Sarladaise, Tardivo Radicchio, Nantes Carrots and Burgundy Truffle.
Translation Please? Sexy ivy league beef takes a joy-ride on seered potatoes rendered in duck fat and happy carrots snuggling with crisp radicchio. It’s the happiest pile of meat and taters you’ll ever take to dinner.
Pictured above is Broken Arrow Ranch Venison, spooning with Red Wine Braised Cabbage, Compressed Pear, Tokyo turnips and Juniper Sauce. This was my brother’s favorite dish of the evening.
What was my favorite slice of meat?…
I got to meat the most incredible culinary master Chef in the world. He has soft artistic hands and I got all tingly when I shook them. Did I mention the silky smooth hands of a master? I never thought during the 18 courses of a dreamboat dinner I would hear, “would you like to meet Chef?”
Some people dream to touch Kim Kardashian’s dreamy round booty. I dream to hold the hands of King TK sometime again. Soon real soon.
Cheesed to Meat You
Let’s be honest I could have eaten mulch for the the rest of the evening and I still would have had that entranced look on my face. I barely remember what happened after I touched the hands of King TK. Luckily, I did document.
Speaking of cheese. Pictured above is the cheese course. A smooth cheddar crisp basking in a berry compote that was as tasty as it was pretty.
This pig in the clouds is Guava Sorbet, Moscato d’Asti (a sweet dessert wine) and Young Ginger. I like ’em young and spicy.
Pictured above is Pommes Anna Funnel Cake, Pruneaux d’Agen (stuffed prunes), Rum Anglaise and salted carmel ice cream.
That my friends was the best 30th birthday that a North Country gal could ask for and the most memorable meal of 2011. I hope you all get a chance to feast your eyes on Thomas Keller. But save those velvet hands for me.
Happy New Year and thank you to the 16 of you who have signed up to read this saucy blog. I appreciate your support. Cheers and may 2012 bring many pleasurable meals.