Audition Plate 2015 – 2d Time’s a Charm??

September 26, 2015 by  
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If you remember the Audition Plate from last year, you may also recall I didn’t make the final cut for the FN show.  But I got asked back to try again for this season, and here’s what I served them today:

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A huevos rancheros tower — bbq rib base, fried tortilla chip, guac.  Then some pickled red onion and a chipotle deviled egg. Garnished with pickled jalapeño and another fried tortilla crisp.   A spicy green chili sauce on the side.  And a home-made Bloody Mary with a chili-salt rim. 

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Shamelessly wooing producers with brunch and booze….

Frisée aux Lardons a/k/a Bacon and Egg Salad

January 1, 2015 by  
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Here’s a New Year’s Day brunch for you.  Soft poached eggs, bacon lardons and toasted brioche croutons.  Over bitter greens tossed with fresh chopped herbs and lightly dressed in a shallot, red wine and bacon-fat vinaigrette…   

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This is a knock-off from Balthazar’s fantastic version.  Frisée for whatever reason was notoriously absent from NYC these last few weeks.  So I went with chicory, which worked just fine.   For the fresh herbs in the salad, tarragon and chives. 

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Yes, the vinaigrette sounds ridiculous, but really the bacon fat is more of an accent, with olive oil making up the larger portion.  Let this salad happen to you.  

Shake up a spicy bloody and let’s call it 2015!