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Apple Cider

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Apple Cider Custard
Croissant Ice Cream. Whipped Cider. Apple Caramel

04 March 2010

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04 March 2010

Some photos from a dinner last nite for a group of seven ladies. Forgot to snap a couple of the courses. I think I was too busy eavesdropping on the conversations. Full menu…

Beets and Apples in Textures.
Walnut Yogurt. Beet Greens.

Parmesan Velouté.
Asparagus Salad. 63º Egg. Lemon Confit.

Twice Cooked Scallop.
Chicken Skin Crumble. Spring Carrots.

Roasted Peanut Custard.
Grape Jam. Candied Celery. Banana Ice Cream. Chocolate.

Sunday Supper #11

Photos by John Hutchinson and Sammy B.

04.26.09

Compressed Gala Apple.
Gorgonzola. Almond Milk. Aged Balsamic. Arugula.

Green and White Asparagus Panna Cotta.
Ramp Puree. Asparagus Salad.

“Fish ‘n Chips.”
Potato Crusted Cod. Malt Vinegar Emulsion. White Beer Bubbles.

Twelve Hour Braised Belly of Pork.
Peas and Carrots. Coconut Milk.

“Peanut Butter and Jelly.”
Grape Sponge. Peanut Butter Ganache. Toast Puree. Peanut Caramel.

Dark Chocolate Semifreddo.
Ricotta Sorbet. Olive Sugar Crumble.

Tarte Tatin

Last weekend, in an attempt to pair a dessert with some rosemary flavored beer my friends brewed, I made a tarte tatin. I scented the apples and pastry slightly with some rosemary and citrus to accent the beer. I also opted to make a tart-type dough instead of using traditional puff pastry, because I find that puff pastry can be a bit too flaky and soggy.

Overall I was happy with the result, although it could have looked a bit more refined. Also, because I allowed the apples to cook so long, I think they became a bit to sweet to pair well enough with the beer.

Here’s the recipe…