This post is not gonna be word-intensive. Instead, some food porn! Hooray!
These pictures are from the gourmet dinner my group helped with at school last week. It was a French theme, but with modern presentation tweaks. The result? Yumalicious and gorgeous food!
First up, smoked salmon souffle with caviar, plus house-made cheese crackers and a drizzle of chive butter:
Then, a puree of cauliflower soup, with a fleur de lys sandwiched between two thin potato crisps:
The fish course was a black cod with an olive crust and three pepper coulis:
Intermezzo was a grape Champagne sorbet with alize:
The dish I helped prepare was a roasted pheasant breast with escargot basil butter, carmelized butternut squash, and parsnip puree. It was garnished with an escargot (yep, a snail), and surrounded by a fantastic reduction of chicken broth. Check it out:
The cheese course was cute. A maple leaf played base, topped with Crave Brothers cheese (like a slightly stinky brie), a small apple, and honeyed walnuts:
Dessert was a meringue with caramel rum sauce. Not my favorite, personally, but it was pretty:
And no full day in the kitchen would be complete without some outtake shots:
What looks good to you?