Saturday, June 30, 2012

Mamma Q's B-day, June 9, 2012

I was approached by my friend and famous dancer Kitty "Bang Bang" Halloway. Her parents were coming from Boston to celebrate Mamma Q's B-day. Kitty was looking to have an intimate day, with a group of 20, at the farm where she and her beau live. 

My first question for creating the menu was, "What is Mamma Q's favorite food?" The response: lobster. The task: How do I feed 20 people lobster without it costing an arm and a claw? Mission accomplished. Here is what the menu entailed:

Lobster Bruschetta: fresh tomatoes, corn, shallots, avocado, lemon juice, and steamed lobster chunks on toasted bread.

Arugula Salad: arugula, roasted fennel, carmelized shallots, tomatoes, and radishses with a light vinaigrette dresssing.

Ratatouille: eggplant, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, fresh herbs served with polenta squares.

Dark Chocolate Ice Cream: made with agave and Green & Black organic dark chocolate served with fresh fruit.

I was honored to be among this great group of people. Happy birthday, Mamma Q!

Mamma Q and Jonathan

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