Saturday, September 25, 2010

A European Feast


Thank you to my wonderful clients who took a 2 week break from Evolution Catering deliveries while I traveled Europe on my honeymoon. It was an amazing trip and I am well rested and ready to get back to work now!

Here is a recap of the most delicious things my husband and I encountered on our trip (note that we did not in any shape or form try to eat healthy)...

Dublin- breakfast in bed was an excellent cure for jet lag--
eggs, sausage croissant fruit, and coffee

Dublin- we toured the Guinness Factory and learned how to pour the perfect pint,
Guinness style

Venice- La Zucca Ristorante is primarily vegetarian and all organic. They serve the BEST pasta with tomato sauce and very very fresh ricotta that just melts into the sauce

Also at Zucca, the roasted leeks with pecorino are perfectly caramalized and just amazing

My aunt (who is a tour guide in Italy :) took us to a restaurant that we didn't even have to order at! The owner just kept bringing us amazing things. Salted fish, fresh cheeses, focaccias, figs, everything so fresh and went so well with everything else!

Florence- Pizza Gusto was ridiculously good! With the naan-like crust, huge chunks of fresh buffalo mozzeralla and parmesan and fresh arugula

And don't forget an ice cold beer to wash it down!

Florence-The best capuccino and chocolate croissant ever!

We found Il Mercato Centrale, foodie heaven! Tables upon tables of artisan cheeses, meats and produce.

And this is the meal we made out of it! Prosciutto, mozzarella, parmagianno, tomatoes, ciabatta, arugula, fried egg, olive oil, balsamic vinegar s&p. We kept trying to make the 'perfect bite' from everything on our plate. Everything just tasted SO good together b/c the ingredients were oh so fresh and flavorful!

Boiled Beef Panino--oh so flavorful and perfect for a long train ride!

Cinque Terre (Vernazza)- go to Il Pirata and have their specialty pastry the panzerotto. A light as air puff pastry filled with vanilla custard and topped with strawberries <3

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Heating Instructions...

...for the week of September 13

Goat Cheese Chicken
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Bake chicken until warmed through, about 15-20 minutes

Halibut Puttanesca
1. Empty tomato sauce in a saucepan and bring to a simmer
2. Add fish, and bring back to a simmer
3. Cover and simmer 5-7 mins, or until warm throughout

Molasses Glazed Pork
1. Place pork in a hot skillet with one tbsp. oil and one tbsp. molasses glaze
2. Heat on high 2-3 mins, until crisp and warmed through

Classic Meatloaf
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Bake meatloaf 20-25 mins, until warmed throughout

Chicken Enchilada Casserole
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
2. Bake enchilada pan 20-25 minutes, until warmed through

Heat on stove until bubbly and hot throughout

Rosemary Potatoes
1. Preheat oven to 400
2. Bake until hot, about 10 mins


If thawed:
1. Slice open baggy and place veggies in a skillet
2. Heat 2-3 mins over medium high heat, until warm

If frozen:
1. Place whole baggy of veggies in a pot of simmering water
2. Allow to thaw, 2-3 mins

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