baby it’s cold outside


From Big ‘Dawg Eats

Saturday nite we hosted the pre-Winter Solstice edition of our Summerville supper club with the Whites and Newmans.  This club has a history of being peppered with Thomas Keller recipes and was eventually saddled with the moniker “The Summerville Laundry”.  I continue, in vain, to protest this moniker whose etymology is based in an actual building previously used as, and known for years thereafter as the French Laundry.  Which, it happens, it located what the Wall Street Journal recently referred to as “the largest concentration of Michelin stars per capita in the world” – Yountville, CA.  The derivative has no such history, or Michelin stars, but the name is embraced by my club peers, so it is reluctantly embraced by me.   An embrace i liken to a Christmas hug with your chain-smoking aunt.  You love her to death, but after the embrace you know you’ll smell like smoke for the rest of the night , and your blazer will need to pay a visit to the dry cleaners the following day.

From Big ‘Dawg Eats

The Saturday nite SL menu consisted of seven dishes, all of which were individually distinguished, and collectively fabulous.  I’ll follow up with some detailed descriptions of my recipes (and I’m sure JW will of his), but in the mean time, salivate over this menu for a while…

  • Pancetta and Goat Cheese Dates (White)
  • Pheasant Rilletes with a prune puree (Brown)
  • Mussels with Mustard and Saffron (Brown)
  • Little Gem Lettuce Salad with Citrus and Pomegranate and Honey Vinaigrette (Newman)
  • Leek Bread Pudding (Newman)
  • Deconstructed Beef Bourguignon (White)
  • PBJ Creme Brulee (Brown)
  • Bouchons (White)

Merry Christmas



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