Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Thursday Thirteen 13 foods from L'Ecole French Culinary Institute New York City

I went to NYC last weekend w/ 5 of my siblings --- the next week or so will be filled w/ the 400 some pictures I took there.
Our first night, we ate here, the food was soooo beautifully presented and melt in your mouth delicious. I highly recommend this experience if you visit NYC

We shared or tasted a lot of each others food since we were all family and love French food everything was ..........AMAZING
Appetizers
1.Onion and Parmesean Soup
Onion Ring & Apple Cider Reduction (reduction and French food don't seem to go togther)

2.Fresh Bay Scallops on the Half-Shell
Horseradish Purée & Salmon Roe (this one was a true hero on a half shell)

3.Composed Winter Salad
Boston Lettuce, Poached Pear, Spiced Pecans, Bacon & Roquefort Dressing (I did not compose MYself)

4. Crispy Mushroom Tart
Watercress & Truffled Sherry Demi-Glace ( this dish was sinfully good)

the students prepare, serve,and are graded on all that is done here-- they seem so serious..
ENTRÉES

5.Curry Glazed Scallops
Baby Beets, Beech Mushrooms & Horseradish Crème Fraîche ( Hurry for the Curry)

6.Roasted Duck
Potato Terrine, Bok Choy & Sweet and Sour Black Pepper Sauce (tasted like very very tender beef)

7.Sautéed Fillet of Cod
Japanese Eggplant, Daikon Slaw & Snow Pea Wasabi Sauce

8.Grilled Shrimp and Clams Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

9.Pan Roasted Salmon (I licked my Fingerlings)
Wild Mushrooms, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes & Beurre Blanc (Mine) mmmmmmmmmmmm


Pomegranate Sorbet (no picture)mmmmmmmmm

Desserts
10.Yuzu Cheesecake with Macadamia Nut Crust mmmmmm (We went nutty for thisone)


11.Cranberry Pear Cobbler with Honey Vanilla Ice Cream or Spiced Zucchini Bread Pudding with Ginger Ice Cream ( they were bothworth screaming for )


12.Chocolate Ganache Cake with Mocha Sauce (for the 3 B-days)( we ganached and Ganached)

13.Crème Brûlée Le Cirque Style-- you will just have to trust me it was as beautiful as it was delicious

They are taught so well for all was the best!!!
Lemon Zest Madeleines, these little tidbits were for all at the end, simply so yummy.
French Fortune cookie? very fortunate to get one)

... this insert was in the bill.. just so we know they don't take themselves totally serious.

50 comments:

Tink said...

Yummy, looks delicious!!
Thanks for visiting my inspiring people TT.

The Gal Herself said...

Oh, dear God, I think I'm in LOVE with #8 and #12! I'm infatuation with #6. This all looks soooo fabulous. (Thanks for visiting my TT)

Natalie said...

Wow, talk about fancy food!

Chuck said...

oh fantastico!! love this post - esp. the desserts. my sweetie is taking me out to dinner. i think i shall splure and do a dessert like one of these.

happy TT :)

SandyCarlson said...

All of that looks delicious. What presentations, too!

Regina said...

Lovely 13!

lovemycottagegarden said...

Simply beautiful and I can almost taste the yumminess of each dish.

Nicholas said...

Some of those look really delicious, though I have never actually figured out what a reduction is.

Open Grove Claudia said...

I love love love French food. Even at it's simplest, the food seems so very fresh. Yummy.... mmmmmm!

Thanks for sharing your adventure. What a treat!

My TT is about Art Candy.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Ahh, it's been so long since I've eaten in this sort of restaurant, I'd almost forgotten what the food presentation looks like!

It sounds sinfully good. Wow. I'm envious!

tommie said...

OMG, I am drooling on my keyboard! That is exactly how I leave my creme brulee....no wait, I might lick the ramekin if no one is looking!

Thanks for visiting my TT.

Melissa said...

One word! Yummy!! Happy TT!

Jennifer said...

Everything looks so yummy... and I just ate! The ganache got my sweet tooth going.

Oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog! (I almost forgot to say thanks by the time I wiped up my drool) ;)

Nicole Austin said...

Wow, it all looks amazing! I love taking trips to NYC and checking out all the wonderful restaurants.

Happy TT!

ellen b said...

Oh my oh my! I'm so glad I had dinner or else I'd be jumping on a plane! That all looks so good. And how fun to go to New York with your siblings! Fun fun!

Ivanhoe said...

Oh my, everything looks yummy! I've had a duck before - I love it. I love NYC, too! The pictures are just fantastic! Happy TT and thanks for visiting! Did I use enough of exclamation points? :)

Chelle Y. said...

Now, none of that looks appetizing to me. Of course, I am the world's pickiest eater! LOL!

pussreboots said...

It all looks so beautiful and delicious. I'm looking forward to your 400 photos. Happy TT.

Lori said...

Hey, I skip all that other stuff and go straight for the desserts! Yummy!

nikko said...

Aha! So that's where you were. :o) Looks yummy!

HomeandHearth said...

I really liked all the pictures -- there's just no way to describe some things with words alone! Most of them sounded delicious, too, particularly the Salmon. (and, my creme brulee never lasts long enough to take a photo of, either!)

Scribbit said...

How fun for you--I'm so jealous!

Melanie said...

Well now I'm hungry. Off to find some food. Happy TT.

Nap Warden said...

OMG...You had me as scallops!

No Nonsense Girl said...

good god, it all seems soo good. I'm hungry. ;)

::::drool::::

Tasina said...

Oh wow. I'm just drooling here. What a wonderful time you must have had.

Heart of Rachel said...

Everything looks tempting. I'm sure you had a marvelous time.

Robin said...

What an incredible looking meal, my mouth is watering! I can't believe I grew up just a few miles from there and yet never ate at the restaurant. Now my parents have moved away and my chance is gone. Sob...

Gattina said...

I don't know if everything is french kitchen but it looks ABSOLUTELY delicious ! I am happy it's early morning and I am not hungry yet, otherwise I would jump through the screen, lol !

Coco said...

Eeeks... you've officially made me VERY hungry! :D

Sandy M said...

Geez now I'm hungry! You're killing my diet, lol. Great post!

Brenda ND said...

Onion and Parmesean Soup sounds great! What a fun family trip!

scooper said...

Those scallops look delic. I would love to go there. Wonderful post.

fullbodytransplant said...

My mouth will be watering all day. Thanks!

Playful Professional said...

Good thing I wasn't there.. other than the desserts, I wouldn't have liked a thing. But Richie would've died and gone to heaven. I do feel bad for him sometimes for being married to a comfort food type of woman. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the pictures.

Killlashandra said...

Those are amazing food pictures! Wow, what a great place to visit and eat at. Makes me hungry and wishful I could make dishes turn out half as gorgeous as those did.

She Became a Butterfly said...

besides the spam, the food looks great!!!


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anthonynorth said...

I'm afraid I'm a very plain eater. Although they did make me feel hungry :-)

Brittany said...

#'s 4 and 6 please! Oh and #13!

Wonderful post with amazing foods! It made my mouth water just looking at them!! Great T13! Check mind out at:

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Greatfullivin said...

I enjoyed reading this post so much! I love trying new things. It must have been wonderful to get a taste of everything!

Alasandra said...

Thanks for visiting my TT.

I am allergic to scallops, but they certainly looked yummy.

cat said...

Thanks for the reminder...everyone asked what I ate that night and (of course) all I could remember was the desserts!!!

Holly said...

Oh gosh - I LOVE the spam insert. I love places that have a sense of humor. I also love pretty food...

Thanks for stopping by my TT-13!

Smiles,

Holly
http://theabundanceplace.com

Mandy said...

ooooh, I am sooooo hungry now!!!

Darla said...

Ooooh, yum. Fortunately, the photos at least are calorie-free. :)

the teach said...

marcia, I saw you waving! I saw you waving from the Empire State building!! So glad you enjoyed your visit to NYC. The meal at the Culinary Institute looked so wonderful. I'm forwarding your post to my sister-in-law who is a great cook! :D

Karen said...

The photography on your blog is outstanding! I kept on scrolling after reading your thirteen and I'll be back in the future to treat my eyes again.
Thank you!

Corina said...

I think I just gained about 15 pounds just looking at the pictures.

What a neat place to eat. Next time I go to NYC, I will look for it.

xakara said...

I love travel/vacation pictures and everything looks so wonderful.

Bring on the 400 pictures!

And five siblings? Wow. (says the only child)

~X

Hootin' Anni said...

Awesome.
I really like the one with the "Happy Birthday" scrolled on the saucer. AND the Spam? It's not found HERE either.