Monday, June 22, 2009

New things....

New things are happening in the Wicked Good Foods house.....

As of last Monday .. I am ( almost) offically a culinary school student. I have enrolled at the Connecticut Culinary Institute. I am SO super excited. I have been dreaming about this for almost 2 years now , and now that I'm out of work I'm making it happen!!! YAY!! As long as nothing goes wrong I should start Jan 2010 and graduate April 2011. SOOO excited..

So thats whats new with me . Whats new with you???

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Long Time ...

Havent been baking or cooking lately . Ive been out enjoying my family and friends . I wish I could say I've been enjoying the weather but here in CT its rained for what seems the last month!

In between rain showers I managed to take a trip with my favoritest cousin Donna to NYC. We were super lucky and got a really nice day. Last Th
ursday night we took a trip into the village and dined at Perilla Restaurant. Sound familiar? It might , its owned by Harold Dieterle, he won the first season of top chef. I have been dying to go there for ages now! It was suuuuuper yummy. To start we had

Hand Cut Tagliatelle
trumpet mushrooms, aged pecorino & wild pheasant cacciatore

this was SO good , I had never had pheasant before but it kinda tasted like chicken..

For the main course we had

Grilled Prime Creekstone Hanger Steak
sunchoke creamed spinach, red shallot puree & natural jus

Fiddle Head Fern & Sheep's Milk Ricotta Gnudi
forest mushrooms, asparagus, english peas & truffle butter
We shared both dishes . My favorite was the Gnudi , it was SO light and airy and the inside was so creamy.

For Dessert we had

Warm Chocolate Tart
dulce de leche sauce & vanilla ice cream

Vanilla Scented Doughnuts
key lime custard & a coconut refresher

both were very very good.. I liked the doughnuts , but i really loved the dulce de leche. wow I havent had a dessert that good in a while.

I felt silly taking pictures of the food in this very nice resaurant. so instead I will leave you with Donna and I stuff to the brim with the yummiest dinner!! I definately recomend Perilla . Its located at 9 Jones St in NYC. Check it out ... you wont regret it.