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Introducing Myself (and Summer Truffles)

Carolyn Tillie | Jun 13, 2001 01:20 AM

Greetings -- I was just told about this site over dinner tonight (that you, Richard Foss!) and thought I should introduce myself as I'm sure I'll have LOTS to say...

I invite you to view a little dinner I put on some time ago, based on the rare Salvador Dali cookbook at the enclosed website.

As an avid gourmand, I am giving a seminar in August on the Eating Habits of the Victorian Gentry which will involve a taster luncheon of 10 courses.

Lastly (and back to the Summer Truffles), I had a delightful dinner at Cafe Pinot on Saturday night which included 5 appetizers: dozen oysters; tuna tartar with avocado, fennel and mustard; softshell crab; endive salad with gorgonzola cheese and caramelized walnuts; sauteed porcini mushrooms with a balsamic glaze; 4 entrees: roasted halibut with morels, wild watercress, and meyer lemon; seared duck breast with cioppolini onion, braised turnip, and tangerine reduction; rack of lamb with glazed spring vegetables; and (the important one) summer truffle risotto to-die-for.

This was dinner for four of us and we brought our own white and red wines, preferring not to be raped by overpriced winelists. All the courses were very good, if but a little small in portion. But I would definitely go back just to have that summer truffle risotto....


Link: http://www.geocities.com/carolyntilli...

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