Archive for January, 2011

New Year’s Eve Ensemble with Kreve & Tricky

Posted on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 at 10:16 am

In celebration of our kick off of 2011, Tricky (Trish & Rick) invited Kreve (Krissy & Steve) over for a VIP double date complete with champagne, caviar, and a 5 course gourmet dinner. The setting: Tricky’s apartment adorned with holiday decorations galore, a twinkling Christmas tree, and a candlestick ready and polka dot complete place setting. The menu: [...]

Chocolate-Almond Torte

Posted on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 at 10:05 am
Chocolate Almond Torte

recipe: adapted from  Food Network Ingredients 1 1/4 cups blanched, sliced almonds 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced, plus more for greasing 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3 large eggs, separated, plus 3 egg yolks Grated zest of 1 orange 1 tablespoon dark rum 1/2 teaspoon salt Confectioners’ sugar, [...]

Baked Seabass with Homemade Garlic Butter and Herb Bread Crumb Topping

Posted on Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 5:27 pm
Sea Bass

recipe: adapted from Dave Lieberman Ingredients 5-ounce sourdough bread or other leftover bread 1 tablespoon butter, plus 1/2 stick unsalted butter 4 (6-ounce) sea bass fillets Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 lemon, zested and juiced Few sprigs thyme, leaves removed 3 cloves garlic, smashed 1 cup fresh parsley leaves Instructions Preheat oven to [...]

Grilled Lobster and Avocado Cocktail

Posted on Saturday, January 15th, 2011 at 5:26 pm
Lobster and Shrimp

recipe: adapted from Bobby Flay Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 2 teaspoons honey 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, drained 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 ripe Hass avocado, peeled, pitted and finely diced 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced [...]