Saturday, February 27, 2010

Oyster Stew

Oyster, Veloute, Potato, Mirepoix and Pernod

Chocolate Porter

Chocolate, Squash, Porter, Sarsaparilla

Monday, February 22, 2010

Washington DC

I had the good fortune after Valentines weekend to take a trip to DC with the general purpose of eating at KOMI, which I wholeheartedly recommend. A couple of dishes really stood out the scallops with marcona almonds, the Pork Belly Hoagie and the frozen Baklava. They also had an outstanding 1999 white Rioja from Lopez de Heredia and an Espresso Stout from Hitachino. Also while in DC I got to catch up with some old friends at Oyamel I had a very spread out lunch with Amanda an old friend who is now pastry chef at KOMI. We had an awesome gin and tonic and grasshopper taco both pictured above and some fun coffee creations from our server. For dinner that night I had a wonderfully prepared cassoulet made by my good friend Paul who is a patent attorney/sous chef in training. I was also able to catch up with Levi Meczick the new chef at The Jockey Club for a very quick lunch. I expect to hear some great things coming out of there very soon.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fish Tacos

It is a dream for me one day to sit on the beach somewhere remote and eat freshly made tortillas with freshly caught fish, salsa, guacamole, my family and a beer. It was all there tonight save the beach.

Steak and Egg

Monday, February 15, 2010


Turnip Soup, Rabbit Liver Torchon, Caramelized Onion Marmalade
For Christian:)

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Rosewater Macaroons, White Chocolate Lavender Ganache

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Smoked Oyster, Chilies, Vanillia, Prosecco, Celery Root

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Rabbit Loin

Rabbit Loin, Brocolini (Pickled, Fried and Puree), Carrot and Spatzle

Monday, February 8, 2010

Snow Day

We had some epic snow here in Virginia creating an unplaned four day weekend and Joshua wanted to build a LEGO tower taller than me. Amazingly it lasted three days before Joshua tackled it this morning.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


I had one Egg Yolk Ravioli left over the other day so I had it for lunch with some celery root, Short Rib, Red Wine Broth and Caramelized Onion Ricotta

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Squash Soup

Squash Soup, Black Cocoa, Sherry Vinegar and Curried Seeds

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Buttermilk Panna Cotta

Buttermilk Panna Cotta, Black Pepper, Thyme and Saba

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lamb Sweetbreads

Lamb Sweetbreads(crusted in Quinoa and Squash Seeds), Squash, Quinoa, Honey