Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Menu Showcae


Menu Showcase

Seafood cocktail with lobster potato salad, tomato and citrus mayonnaise, peas and pea greens, crab and corn fritter with spicy shrimp
Shitake mushroom and potato croquette, baby spinach salad with sherry walnut vinaigrette, grilled vegetable and goat cheese stuffed mushrooms
Pan seared spice rubbed beet tenderloin, crisp smoked onions and red wine gastrique, black olive bearnaise, root vegetable pave, wild mushroom ragout
Cranberry apple tart with caramel ice cream, white chocolate chiboust, maple tuile, cranberry coulis Geo:
Seared scallops with asparagus tips, crab potato cakes, spicy hollandaise sauce, carrot cream, pickled carrots, herb oil
Provencal fish soup with fennel and fresh tomato, herb-roasted shrimp on a garlic crouton, bouillabaisse relish, classic aioli
Pancetta wrapped pork tenderloin, wild mushroom lasagua with argula pesto. mustard glazed green beans, porcini and marsala pan sauce
Peanut butter profiteroles with chocolate fondue, frozen blueberry-lemon souffle, blueberry coulis

Monday, March 26, 2012

Menu Showcase

Justin's menu:
Lemongrass beef tenderloin, rice noodles, lightly pickled vegetable and seaweed salad, lettuce wrap, dry roasted peanuts, celery and mint, sweet and spicy sauce
Duck 2 ways, asian style duck leg confit in a crisp spring roll wrap, citrus ponzu sauce, chinese BBQ duck with cherry sauce, cilantro mango salsa
Curry-yogurt painted halibut, wild mushroom and braised spring onion risotto, baby bok choy, cucumber kimchee, thai lime butter sauce, tempura green beans
Green tea creme brulee, black sesame seed ice cream, papaya compote and pomegranate jelly, mango coulis, almond tuile

Gordon's Menu:
Goat cheese panna cotta, crispy pepper tuille, baby waldorf salad, toasted walnuts, cider caramel
Shellfish bisque, lobster and potato cake, shrimp beignet and warm pea salad, cream fraiche and herb flavoured oil
Chicken roulade stuffed with gruyere, fig, prosciutto and sage sauced with savory apple sabayon, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, spinch risotto, demi reduction sauce
Chocolate brownie, chocolate ecstasy filled with chocolate ganache, white chocolate mousse and vanilla ice cream

Friday, March 23, 2012

Menu Showcase

Angela's Menu:
Shrimp and vegetable tempura, ponzu sauce and pickled ginger, candied lotus root
Grilled chicken with mango BBQ sauce, steamed gyoza dumpling, pickled radish with cucumber and mango dipping sauce
Braised beef short rib, sticky rice and vegetable crepe, marinated vegetables, house-made kimchee, sweet and sour chili sauce
Ginger creme brulee with green tea cake, green tea creme brulee with ginger cake, wild berries

Dave's menu:
Rabbit and veal sausage with sundried tomato, alsatian onion tart, arugula salad, pickled beet and cremini mushrooms, beet syrup
Split pea soup with portobello mushrrom and prosciutto, savort croutons and chives
Crisp skin chicken supreme, parmesan, potatoes croquettes, acorn squash puree, honey-glazed carrot pearls, saute of button mushrooms, onion jam, natural jus
Chocolate carmael tart, caramelized white chocolate chiboust, brown butter ice cream, vanilla tuile, candied pecans and wild berry coulis

Monday, March 19, 2012

Wall Paper

Over the break I lined my drawers with wall paper that was laying around.
I had to go over the edges with glue, so they turned out in the end, and now my drawers are a lovely blue inside.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Easter Basket

Decorator Basket from Gifts Kids Can Make by Sheila McGraw

What you need: 0.5 m fabric (linen) I used an old pair of pajamas, Masking tape, 6 m medium weight rope (I used nylon lightweight rope, so I had to use more to make the same size basket), Craft glue (I didn’t end up using this), Scissors, Ruler, Measuring type, Pen, For a handle, use extra fabric, robe and wire (I used more masking tape and a needle and thread)
1. Tear 5 to 10 strips of fabric about 4 cm wide.
2. Wrap masking tape around ends of the rope to prevent fraying. Measure and mark, but do not cut the rope.
3. Lay the end of one fabric strip onto the rope so that it hangs over the end on an angle. Tape in place.
4. Begin wrapping the fabric around the rope, keeping it angled so it overlaps.
5. When you come near the end of one stip (10 cm) tuck in the next strip so they overlap.
6. Keep wrapping till you get you your measured mark, tape fabric in place, but do not cut the rope.
7. Go back to the beginning of the rope, tuck and fold the overhanging end of fabric around the rope, glue into place( I skipped this step). Tear 8 narrow strips of fabric about 60 cm long (I used yarn). 8. Tie the center on one narrow strip (or yarn) to the finished end of the rope. Bend the covered end of the rope over, using the yarn to tie in place. Tie the seven more strips to the rope with equal spaces in between.
9. Begin to coil the rope. When you come to a strip, tie it around the rope, continue till the spiral is 18 cm across.
10. To make the sides of the basket, continue to coil the rope, but instead of placing the rope beside the last, place it on top, then tie. Continue till you get to the end on your fabric wrapping rope. If the basket is not high enough, just wrap more fabric around the rope (that’s why you didn’t cut it yet!). At this point I decided I wanted more pieces of yarn to hold the basket together because I founf there was to much space between the yarn. I added in pieces by going back to the bottom of the side of the basket, and tieing up to the top.
11. When you’re happy with the size of your basket, cut the rope and finish the end like you did the other end. Trim the lose ends of the strips or yarn then tuck them between the coils, or tie in decorative bows. 12 If you want a handle, cut a length of rope the size on the handle you want, and wrap in wire or masking tape, so it will stand on its own. To attach to the basket, bend the wire or fabric around the top coil. Wrap the handle in fabric, and attach to the other side the same way.
Now you have a lovely basket for Easter, holding keys, soaps, fruit, bread, the list is endless! Try using ribbon instead of yarn or fabric to tie the basket together. These would also be great for gift baskets. Enjoy!