Saturday, June 25, 2011

My First Fondant Cake

I've done cakes before but I've never dealt with Fondant. This is a coconut cake with mango filling.  :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Taste of Old Hollywood

For the last course of the (maybe, maybe not) quarter before graduating, our classed designed an event. 40 cover, 7 courses representing 3 movies, and film and music of old hollywood. Here is what we came up with:

First Course: Amuse
Oyster Shell with Scallop Mousse, Oyster in Katafi (Deep Fried) on a bed of sea weed

Second Course: Cold App
Asparagus Soup with Trio of Citrus

Third Course: Hot App
Peach BBQ Pulled Pork with Peach Sauce, Corn Bread, Succotash Slaw

Fourth Course: Fish
Pistachio Crusted Sea Bass with Watermelon Radish Bouquetier, Pickled Watermelon Rind, Pistachio Vinaigrette, and Radish Slaw

Fifth Course: Intermezzo
Deconstructed Bloody Mary dubbed "Bloody Brigid"
Vodka and Tonic Gelee with Spicy Tomato Orb, and Celery Ice

Sixth Course: Meat
Lamb with Tomato Jam, Compound Butter

Seventh Course: DESSERT!!!!!
Trio of Desserts Representing the Heart Throbs of the 1950's
Marlon Brando: Hot Lava Cake, Coffee Ice Cream, Chocolate Bow Tie with Blackberry Sauce
Marilyn Monroe: Blondie, Lemon Curd, Strawberry Panna Cotta with Chocolate Transfer "Kiss"
James Dean: Chocolate Mousse Orb with Coffee Ice Cream, Chocolate Stripped Cigarette

It was killer. Lots of positive comments saying we left our audience breathless!
*Photos Courtesy of Sinsay Fitography

Feels good to be a Graduate!

I am thankful. I graduated with highest honors from culinary school this past friday (6/18). This is only the beginning of my journey. As it continues, I will be discovering new things, making new friends, sharing new ideas. Since we never know where this life will lead, I intend to make every part of it count. As this road is paved, I intend to pioneer and make history. Join me?