Monday, May 17, 2010

dinner 20

dinner 20... we start this one off with a staplehouse take on a classic. no need to reinvent the wheel here. caesar salad is something we all grew up with. we just replaced the croutons with a piece of garlic bread and the shriveled brown anchovies with spanish white anchovies. some local greens from rock star farms and you are good to go.a rare, out of football season appearance for chicken wings, but i'm becoming desperate. house made kimchi from rock star farms pak choi, colonel recipe fried chicken wings and a sesame seed ponzu. i'm not a big fusion cuisine guy, but something about fried chicken and kimchi makes sense.a pacific northwest favorite, this cioppino was comprised of roasted tomato broth, prince edward island mussels, peekytoe crab, grouper and toasted bread with rouille.
braised ox tail with baby rainbow chard and a carrot potato puree. hearty for this time of year, but you gotta love braised meat and red wine.
strawberries are starting to pop! riverview farms produces some of the best we have ever had. light airy shortbread, macerated berries, whipped cream and a touch of mint.
thank you to (going clockwise starting at noon): julian, sean, austin, kathryn, sarah, aimee, drew, katie, lisa and bruce!