Sunday, April 21, 2013

Chicago Cook Off

North versus South, young versus old, evil versus good. The rules were simple: each cook prepares two  savory and one sweet dish. Seven guests voted: 16 - 15. The North one - except that one guest didn't get to complete his ballot because the dogs needed walking and, when he had returned, the ballots had been whisked away. Hmm....

First Dish:
Grilled Broccoli, Blue Cheese, Crispy Rice Krispies
Edamame, Mint, Preserved Lemon
Green Beans, Fish Aioli, Cashews

Second Dish:
Serrano Beef Lettuce Wraps

Third Dish:
Lemon Poached Salmon, Cauliflower Puree, Ginger / Scallion Sauce

Fourth Dish:
Pork Sliders, Rainbow Asian Slaw

Fifth Course:
Raspberry Millefeuille

Last Course (FInally):
Six Hour Roasted Pork Belly, Goats Milk Caramel, Miso Glazed Bacon, Raspberries