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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 [...]

Creamy Farfalle with Cremini Mushrooms, Asparagus, Walnuts, & Marscapone

Posted on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 at 4:14 pm
Creamy farfalle

My dear Krissy has finally relinquished control as soul web master of Dining Detour to her bff (yours truly) an equal lover of everything dining (and dirty martini) related. In doing so, she is going to allow me to make a guest post from time to time to share my own favorite tried and true recipes. Thanks Kristin for dropping the velvet ropes for the VIP treatment:).