Thursday, July 22, 2010

Island Creek Oyster

Living in New England I am fortunate enough to have these tasty little gems in my back yard. Island Creek Oysters are one of my favorite oysters. They are a tad bit briny and buttery. Island Creek Oyster / Bloody Mary Gelee / Fennel Pollen

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms

While growing up I was a vegetarian for 10 years. Why? I don't remember. I guess it's because I have always been a bit crunchy. I know a lot of chefs get annoyed when a vegetarian comes into dine. For myself, I look at it as a challenge. How do I create something that is going to excite and taste amazing without meat? I just put this dish on the new summer menu, and it is turning out to be one of the best sellers. Ricotta stuffed squash blossom / House made spaghetti / Slow roasted tomatoes / Fennel and pollen.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cilantro Blossoms

These cilantro blossoms are from the roof top garden. They have great flavor. They taste of cilantro with a hint of sweetness from the nectar. We let some of the plants go to seed. The fresh coriander seeds are also pretty amazing. Things always seem better when grown yourself.