One Liter sized bottle of Vodka. Smirnoff or the kind from Trader Joe's work best.
One full length Vanilla Bean.
With a lone Madagascar Vanilla Bean leftover from a Kahluah project awhile back, I decided to experiment with my first Vodka infusion. The result was a scented and fragrant Vodka that is perfect alone on the rocks or served neat.
Finding the absolute best ingredients such a big part of Chef Antoine Westermann’s culinary career and the main drive behind all of his expertly crafted dishes. His relationship with farmers and purveyors are critical to his work as a chef. While visiting one of his providers in New York, the French chef describes his efforts to find the best local ingredients for his restaurant.