What a weekend! Beppo and I had the good fortune to be invited to an "Eggstravaganza" (not the official name) at my new friend Linsey's house. I got there nice and early to help prep and had a grand time baking off brioche, portioning foie gras, and slicing miso-cured char. Later that day many delicious courses, each featuring eggs, were served to a group of hungry and enthusiastic guests. We kicked off the evening with Pisco Sours and much fun was had from there. For a full discussion and lots of pictures of the 24, 24, 24 dinner (sponsored by Foodbuzz), check out Linsey's lovely blog: Cake and Commerce.
Menu for the Week
Cowboy steak (That's it up there on the right - nearly three inches thick. One steak serves three. And no, it's not made of actual cowboys.)
Broccoli di rapi
Roast potatoes with garlic and rosemary
Oven-fried onion rings (not bad at all, but not fooling anyone)
Cupcakes for dessert!
Chili-fried shrimp with scallions
Napa cabbage and shiitake mushroom saute
Ubuntu's Yellow Eye Bean soup (I couldn't believe it, a New York Times recipe calling for a specific Rancho Gordo bean that I have in my pantry right now!).
Sweet potato gnocchi (this is an experiment - we'll see)
Grilled portobello mushrooms with crispy pancetta and sage
Chilaquiles topped with a fried egg (this version from Rick Bayless)
Black bean and avocado salsa
Red lentil soup (delicious and freezable!)