Showing posts with label Delicata Squash. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Delicata Squash. Show all posts

Monday, February 29, 2016

Meatless Monday, 9th & Coles Tavern, February 29, 2016

I'm about to head over to the restaurant in order to start prepping for tonight's meal. It should be a good one! In the walk-in, there are some ripe delicata squash that I plan on turning into a creamy soup, topped with a piece of garlic toast and some toasted pumpkin seeds. The second course will be deep fried Brussels sprouts and chickpeas tossed in chives, sesame seeds, and a little bit of honey, giving them a savory/sweet flavor (some customers refer to them as "9C Crack"). The third course will be roasted-root-vegetable tacos served with some traditional red cabbage slaw and an amazing salsa verde, made by my colleague who will joining me in the kitchen, Felicito. Finally, a bowl of pasta with olives, capers, spinach, and Parmesan tossed in a homemade broth and olive oil—a "white puttanesca" if you will.

It is possible to get individual items or you can just get the entire tasting for 30 bucks. See you there!


Friday, December 18, 2015

Meatless Monday, 9th & Coles Tavern, December 21, 2015

I plan on posting my prep photos in a little bit, but I'm also planning on meeting family in NYC to check out the tree and walk around town, hitting up a few traditional holiday spots. Long story short, If I don't have the time to post the photos this morning, I at least wanted to post the menu for this upcoming Monday, the 21st.

Delicata Squash are pretty unique because you can actually eat the delicate (delicata) outer skin. I'm pretty excited about making these, and my good buddy, Chef Paul DiBari of the BMC in NYC gave me the idea for the stuffing. I'm hoping he helps me make some good basil oil to drizzle on the plate as well. In all honesty, I'm more excited to actually try the dish than I am to cook it. Hope to see you Monday (make a reservation, it's getting crowded in that place on Mondays!)

Meatless Monday at 9th & Coles Tavern: 12.21.15