International Jazz Day concert

I am very excited to be a part of International Jazz day and am creating a special menu that pairs food with jazz songs! I hope everyone in NYC can join us!

In support of the day, and the musicians - all proceeds go directly to the musicians!

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The Red Room presents an evening of Improvised Jazz with the Seth Myers Trio + Two.  The night will feature captivating vocalist Charenee Wade and the guitar artistry of Joe Cohn.   The Trio of Kazuhiro Yokoshima on piano, Seth Myers on bass, and Lawrence Leathers on drums invites listeners to feel unity by experiencing diversity. 

The event highlights the sounds of Jazz greats such as Ahmad Jamal and Betty Carter as well as original music created by this exciting collaboration. The Red Room is an intimate venue with only 34 seats per set. The Red Room’s Mixologist, Kyle Kruger has created jazz influenced cocktail pairings and internationally acclaimed chef Patricia Clark offers a one of kind Jazz themed menu using local farmers market ingredients crafted with eclectic techniques.

This is a Jazz event not to be missed!

Two sets available $35 each set
Doors at 7:30 for the 8pm - 9:15pm show
Doors at 9:30pm for the 10pm-11:15pm show

Cocktails and a la carte menu available during both sets.

Running With the Night – Lionel Richie

never enough lionel!

If you imagined that this is a rose scented buttercream cupcake filled with raspberry pop rocks, you are correct!

If you imagined that this is a rose scented buttercream cupcake filled with raspberry pop rocks, you are correct!

Duck confit on Parmesan crusted pan perdu. I’m totally serious about this!

Duck confit on Parmesan crusted pan perdu. I’m totally serious about this!

Tonight’s Mac’n’cheese at the red room: fig and Brie Mac with toasted Parmesan herb breadcrumbs. You should be here.

Tonight’s Mac’n’cheese at the red room: fig and Brie Mac with toasted Parmesan herb breadcrumbs. You should be here.

Soon this will be a food and jazz Instagram! Feeling so very lucky this friend, jazz, food filled nyc weekend. The Dan white sextet ruling the east 3rd st world right now  (at The Edge)

Soon this will be a food and jazz Instagram! Feeling so very lucky this friend, jazz, food filled nyc weekend. The Dan white sextet ruling the east 3rd st world right now (at The Edge)

Magic in the air. Thank you

Magic in the air. Thank you

Happy National Caramel Day Everyone!

check out some of my caramel recipes and I hope you share them with someone yummy!

Artichoke Fries

Artichoke Fries

Serves 6

Ingredients

3 cans artichoke bottoms

6 ounces shredded parmesan

1 Tablespoon salt

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

zest of 2 lemons

Method:

1. Oven to 450*

2. Drain the artichoke bottoms and rinse thoroughly. Slice each bottom into 4-6 thick strips and rest on paper towels so that you can absorb excess moisture from the artichokes.

3. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silpat. Put your artichoke bottom strips in a bowl and toss with the salt, smoked paprika and ground nutmeg.

4. Arrange your artichoke bottom strips on the pan so that they are not touching each other. Sprinkle generously with the parmesan (use it all) and lemon zest.

5. Bake 20 minutes until the cheese is golden brown and crunchy. Remove and serve with dip of your choice such as hummus, goddess dressing, aioli or yogurt.

Lemon Artichoke Chicken

Lemon and Artichoke Chicken

served over thinly sliced grilled potatoes

Serves 6

Ingredients:

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts

3 Tablespoons olive oil

3 lemons, washed and sliced into rings

8 ounces frozen artichoke hearts

4 sprigs fresh thyme leaves

2 teaspoons salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

½ teaspoon white pepper

1 cup dry white wine

3 Tablespoons flour

8-12 fingerling or new potatoes

Method:

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Artichoke Fritters with Creamy Pesto Sauce

Artichoke Fritters with Creamy Pesto Sauce

serves 12 as an hors d’oeuvre

Creamy Pesto Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Greek Style Yogurt

1 Cup fresh Basil leaves, washed, allowed to dry and chopped

¾ Cup Pine Nuts

½ Cup grated Parmesean Cheese

1 tsp Salt

Creamy Pesto Method:

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Artichoke Truffle Mac’n’Cheese

Artichoke Truffle Mac’n’Cheese

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

1 lb macaroni noodles

1 can artichoke hearts in water

2 ounces black truffle paste (I love Urbani Truffle Thrills Cream and Truffles, use the whole 6 ounce can)

8 ounces marscarpone

2 Tablespoons butter

1 cup whole milk

2 tablespoons flour

1 pinch ground nutmeg

1 ½ teaspoons salt

1 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Method:

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Wild Mushroom Mac’n’Cheese

Wild Mushroom Mac

Serves 6

Ingredients:

1 lb macaroni or mini penne

2 cups whole milk

¼ cup flour

2 Tablespoons butter

12 ounces fresh mixed mushrooms

1 leek

1 cup roasted vegetable stock

1 cup shredded parmesan cheese

1 cup shredded Monterey jack

½ cup shredded gruyere

Method

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Miso Mac

Miso Mac

Serves 6

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts

2 Tablespoons butter

¼ cup white miso

4 ounces diced pancetta

6 – 8 shishito peppers, seeded and chopped

1 cup white wine

6 ounces grated parmesan

1 pint heavy cream

¼ cup flour

6 ounces shredded pepper jack cheese

6 ounces shredded white cheddar

½ teaspoon liquid smoke

1 small container smoked nori

Method:

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Preparing your Kitchen and Pantry for Happy sunshine filled days ahead

Preparing your pantry for spring

Get Cleaning in 3 stages: Perishables, Equipment and Storage.

Refrigerator: go through sauces such as hot sauce, curry base, demi glace, ketchup, mustards, flavored vinegars, maple syrups, etc. and fermented/cured  foods such as pickles, kimchi, olives, capers, etc.

I am a big fan of cleaning refrigerator surfaces with white vinegar. It is a good idea to bleach cutting boards and knife handles periodically because they are never as clean as you think they are.

Here is a good guide from Colorado State University about which natural ingredients are best for cleaning different surfaces in your home.

Polishing pots

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