before marylynn & scott left us (tear) we all went and took a cooking class at the culinary institute. it was INTENSE. I came away with a whole new appreciation for chefs.
this was our menu:
Classic Shrimp Cocktail
Grilled New York Strip with Beurre Maître d’
Filet Mignon au Poivre with Cognac-Cream Sauce
Grilled Center-Cut Double Pork Chops with Bourbon-Mustard Glaze
Leaf Spinach with Cream Sauce
Whipped Truffled Potatoes
and Almond Bread Pudding with Brandy Sauce
we worked pretty dang hard for about 4 hours.
one of the best parts for me was watching the chef work. he never set a timer or measured anything. he would reach right into a pot of boiling water to poke a potato, it was miraculous to watch him work using his super chef senses and instincts.
J was pretty good too! :)
at the end we all sat down and ate our hearts out! don't worry this was just one of the many plates J and I shared. after four hours of cooking in a kitchen like that we were starved and we definitely feasted!