Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Restaurant Will Be Desserted...

Ah yes...2 days off in a row!!!! No, I'm nowhere near ready to be back (who is?), but I gotta snap back to reality. After reading a book or 2 on cooking, I'm inspired and the batteries are recharged and I'm ready to go.

I think today, even though it will be fairly slow in the restaurant the day after a holiday, I will make a dessert to be put on the menu along with a dinner special for the evening. My dessert? A fresh ginger cake using fresh everything, no powders when it comes to this kind of stuff. I am thinking of an apple compote of some kind to accompany it. Maybe some toasted hazelnuts, a nice creme anglaise to top it off, or maybe even some vanilla ice cream. Have to see how it comes out. Also with June coming up there is nothing better then to use some fresh cherries because they are prime in season right now. I will have something else using those tomorrow.

Contrary to popular belief (not really), I do not make pastries, people. If baking is a science and cooking is an art, I failed science all through high school so don't expect much in that department from me, but I do what I can :)

For my special...uhh, we will see about that. I have some yellow beefsteak tomatoes in house and I see a box of haricot verts in the walk-in, so it should be something simple and not too much, because I want to use all of whatever I put on the menu this evening.

Welcome back to work everybody! :)


The Brain said...

"If baking is a science and cooking is an art"

Beign a former baker myself, I call bullshit!

Anonymous said...

Haha, the brain made a spelling error!!

The Brain said...

The Brain can't edit his bloody comments! lol