Roses on a plate for Mother’s Day: Quail or Poussin in Rose Petal Sauce

This year, why not avoid the Mother’s Day restaurant rush and spend an amazing evening at home. No looking for parking, fighting the crowds, noisy restaurants, less than perfect table service. Give the gift of preparing an unforgettable meal for mom, or, invite a private chef into her kitchen or yours. Now that that’s settled, … Continue reading Roses on a plate for Mother’s Day: Quail or Poussin in Rose Petal Sauce

Shades of Taste: Introducing a new way to dinner party

Did you know that color effects taste? We eat first with our eyes (then with our noses and finally with our mouths) and colors elicit specific taste expectations: bright yellows and lime greens and you might anticipate something sour or bright (a recent NPR program talked about how, “adding yellow food dye to vanilla pudding … Continue reading Shades of Taste: Introducing a new way to dinner party

Journey to Mexico in a plate for Valentine’s Day

Mexican cuisine is replete with ingredients that are considered to have aphrodisiac properties, which makes easy it to create menus which  transport dinner guests with a hint of the exotic and making the meal even more special and memorable. My Valentine’s Dinner menu, shown below, is designed to be presented plated (restaurant-style). Avocados– the Aztec name for the avocado … Continue reading Journey to Mexico in a plate for Valentine’s Day