Kid just loves him some cows (komos) wrote,
Kid just loves him some cows

Harmony in three parts

I wish I could do justice to Iron Chef: Beef in the manner of our head judge, but it seems that I am better at appreciation than in creation. Suffice to say that our four chefs performed magnificently, and the thought and effort put into each presented dish made this our most closely matched event yet.

Pete gave us a tzimmes that had been built around a recipe that is rumored to have originated in Poland and has been through at least three generations. Pete based his version around grass-fed beef short ribs and served it artfully with a tart apple slaw.

Bonnie began with beef tenderloin marinated in the manner of a tataki, which was then sliced thin, rolled around fresh basil leaves, and served with a peanut dipping sauce. The dish was accompanied with a plum wine.

Justin also brought us an Japanese-themed dish (whose name I am unfortunately blanking on) that involved a delicate stew of beef and vegetable served with alongside a steamed rice ball which itself had been stuffed with a a bit of seasoned beef.

Rye closed the afternoon with an offering of a hanger steak draped over a risotto cake and topped with poached egg and a beer-enriched sauce.


In other news entirely, I'm putting in an application at Formaggio to be part time help. I can't say as I'll be directly behind the cheese counter, but hopefully I can work my way there before too long.

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