I had a great trip to Baltimore for a family catering job hosted at my parents house on November, 16th, 2007. The people were terrific and the food was fun to do. My brother-in-law was recruited to help (pictured, left). He also took a bunch of pictures, which I did not have time to do. The only food picture we didn't get was of course one, the soup/amuse bouche course of Lobster Bisque served in a demi-tasse with a side spoonful of pear chutney.
Lobster Bisque with Pear Chutney, Basil and Spiced Oil
St. Vincent Brut NV
Hearts of Palm and Lobster Salad with Sous Vide Asparagaus and Shiitake Mushrooms
L'Uvaggio Vermentino 2006
Seared Sea Scallop with Apple Sauce, Swiss Chard and Rosemay Emulsion
Curried Black Bass with Broccoli Puree and Carrot-Cumin Cream
Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Veal Sweetbreads with Pistachio Puree, Butternut Ravioli and Red Wine Mignonette
Ten Mile Broken Road 2005
Caramelized Duck Breast with Sweet Potato Gnocchi and Ginger-Braised Cabbage
Jewel Firma 2004 ...
Roasted Lamb with Braised Fennel, Onion Three Ways (Roasted Cippolini, Fried Onion Rings and Red Onion Confit), Pomegranate Reduction and Mustard
Castle Rock Mendocino 2005
Spiced Creme Brulee