October 5, 2009

Even More French Laundry-Inspired Madness

Hosted a little dinner for a few friends Saturday night. Rowdy, EatItAtlanta, The Legend, and another international man of mystery were in attendance. It was a Thomas Keller-themed dinner as I did four courses from my trusty old French Laundry cookbook, and The Legend made Keller's Bouchon French Onion soup.

The wine flowed, too. The 1990 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape was brilliant. Also, a nice 1991 and 1999 Comte Armand Pommard Epeneaux, 1989 Clos Naudin Vouvray Moelleux Reserve, 1997 Heitz Cabernet Bella Oaks, and several others. A rocking good night that ended with a few of The Legend's Cohibas on the deck as it became Sunday morning.

Some pics from Rowdy:

Tomato tartare, hericot verts, frisee, balsamic reduction.

Smoked salmon, potato gnocchi, microgreens, brunoise.

The Legend's French Onion Soup. 

Dead soldiers

Check out EatItAtlanta's take on the festivities here.


  1. damn. that looks incredible!

  2. I knew Dude knew wines, but I didn't know he had this level of talent in the kitchen too. Wow. Thanks again.

  3. Thanks, Joe!

    Rowdy-thanks for the comments. I'm just trying to keep up with you in the kitchen. When I start fooling with balut, I'll know I'm getting close. Good times Sat.