Summer Squash Salad
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Zucchini and Yellow Crookneck Squash
Burrata, Radish, Lemon, Red Chile, Pistachios, Edible Flowers
Sometimes it’s nice to serve a salad sans lettuce. Here, bountiful and seasonal summer squash step in for the ubiquitous mixed lettuces. Fresh and light, the salad is dressed simply with lemon juice and good olive oil.
Thinly sliced radish adds crunch and peppery notes, while cilantro leaves add the herbal character. A ball of burrata makes the salad fabulous with its mozzarella milky, grassy, floral notes and oozy creamy center. A few edible flowers make this salad even more summery.
Summer Squash Salad with Burrata Recipe
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Crispy Cauliflower Tacos
Fried Seasoned Cauliflower Florets
Roasted Hatch Chile & Roasted Corn Salsa
Shredded Cabbage, Charred Corn Tortillas, Pickled Red Onion
Cilantro, Edible Flower Petals, Baja White Sauce
Sometimes a vegetarian taco just hits the spot. Especially if it is made with crispy seasoned cauliflower and smothered in Hatch chile & corn salsa. These tacos are fantastico! They’re crispy, crunchy, fresh, spicy, herby, charred, creamy, tangy, colorful, and mighty tasty. Don’t wait ’til Taco Tuesday to give them a try!
Crispy Cauliflower Tacos Recipe
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🐙 Octopus Carpaccio, Nobu-Style 🐙
Fish Roe, Jalapeño Dressing, Cabbage Radish Salad
The inspiration for this eye-catching carpaccio dish came from an old image of Octopus Carpaccio at Nobu Shoreditch Restaurant, London. Captivated by the purple and white octopus coins in a sea of spring-green, I turned to Nobu Matsuhisa’s beautiful book “Nobu West” for his piquant jalapeño-garlic dressing recipe which completely revved up the chilled octopus’ sweet ocean-y flavors.
Fish roe added an insane pop of color, salty notes, and a contrasting crunchy texture. Finely diced jalapeño brought a bit more heat and excitement to the party. ありがとうシェフ Thank you, Chef!
Octopus Carpaccio Recipe
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🦐 Fried Prawns with Creamy Calamansi Sauce 🦐
Date Syrup Candied Walnuts with Chinese Five Spice
Wing Lei is the first Chinese restaurant in North America to earn a Michelin star – serving Cantonese, Shanghai and Szechuan flavors, and featuring tableside-carved Imperial Peking duck.
The meaning of the Chinese characters that represent Wing Lei, is twofold: not only does it mean “forever prosperous” but it also represents “Wynn” itself, the luxury Las Vegas resort and casino. All the menu items are priced ending in 88 cents. Representing prosperity and completeness, the number 88 is especially popular in Chinese culture because of the double eights but also because of its visual similarity to the sign for double happiness 囍.
Places are set with two sets of chopsticks per person. Black chopsticks are used to take food from mutual dishes to one’s plate. White ones are meant to carry food to one’s mouth.
We recently enjoyed an extraordinary meal at Wing Lei, celebrating my nephew’s 21st birthday. The service and ambiance were impeccable, the food sublime. One of our favorite dishes was Fried Prawns, I re-create my version here.
Fried Prawns Recipe
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French Rolled Omelette
Boursin Cheese, Caviar
Bonjour! Happy Bastille Day! July 14th is the day when the French celebrate the birth of the French Republic, liberté, égalité, fraternité, and it is the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 – a turning point for the success of the French Revolution.
Fête nationale is a national holiday throughout France, and we’re joining the celebration with a French Rolled Omelette filled with French cheese and topped with caviar!
Divine custardy soft-set eggs envelop the creamy shallot & chive soft cheese. The omelette is topped with plenty crunchy-salty caviar and chopped chives, adorned with ruffled edible flowers. It is a simple French masterpiece. Bon appétit!
The story of Boursin Cheese started with one man, François Boursin. In 1957, this young Normandy cheesemaker opened a cheese factory in Croisy-sur-Eure, a small community nestled in northern France. His own original recipe was inspired by fromage frais, a traditional French party dish that blended garlic, fresh cream, soft cheese, herbs, salt and pepper.
French Rolled Omelette Recipe
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