Plans for Friendsgiving 2018

I’m super late this year for my Friendsgiving menu. I hope this doesn’t become my new habit because the anxiety doesn’t help.

But here is what I have planned so far. Most of the courses are inspirations or almost near exact replicas from NYC restaurants (i.e. the first three courses). Please forgive me for any originality, it’s been a tiring and stressful year.

Scallop Crudo
Lemon Zest • Brown Butter • Chives
(1st course)

Roasted Kabocha Squash
Stracciatella • Pedro Ximénez • Pepitas
(2nd course)

Duck Leg Confit
Red Mole • Blue Corn Tacos
(3rd course)

Maple Lacquered Duck Breast
Apple Purée • Candied Pecans
(4th course)

Fudge Brownies
Chocolate Sculptures • Vanilla Ice Cream
(5th course)

Chocolate Caramel Bombé with Kahlúa

This was a chocolate dessert that I had created at Jasmine’s. A bombé is traditionally a frozen dome-shaped dessert with two or more layers of ice cream. In mine, the layers were Caramel and a Kahlúa Whipped Crème Fraîche encased in Dark Chocolate, served with Coffee Whipped Cream, Graham Crackers, and Chocolate Mint.