Mario Vetri weighed in at 8 pounds. Congratulations Marc and Megan.
We can’t wait to meet him.
Ever wonder how to create the most incredible seafood dishes at home in your own kitchen? Well, wonder no more. Chef Paul Drew, of Atlantic City’s Phillips Seafood Restaurant, is offering Cook, Crack & Eat, a series of seasonal seafood cooking classes designed to help you learn the tricks of his trade. Sign up for one or all three. You will be guaranteed an afternoon of learning, laughing and lingering over a demonstration, some wine and a great meal with the chef. Here’s the schedule:
Cook, Crack & Eat presents a great opportunity to meet and learn from one of Atlantic City’s top toques. Chef Drew is a British import that landed in America in the 1980s. And ever since he has been cooking his way through some of the area’s top hotel restaurants. His crowd-pleasing style is sure to entertain. And you can be sure each class will be fun as well as educational.
Interested? The cost for one class is $65 and includes the chef demo, wine, lunch, and a swag bag to go. Classes begin at 11:30, and space is limited, so register early. Or, sign up for the series and save at $175.
Phillips Seafood Restaurants is among the largest-grossing family restaurant groups in the country. Its sister company Phillips Foods is the number one producer of crab meat in the world; it sold 11 million pounds in 2006.
Call the restaurant to register at 609.348.2273. Phillips Seafood is located in The Pier Shops at Caesars, One Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ 08401.
Check out this short video and you will have a better understanding of crab meat. Complements of Phillips Seafood.
Bistrot La Minette’s Chef Peter Woolsey is determined to take you on a culinary journey through France. That’s why almost every month he creates an authentic dinner featuring a multi-course feast from different regions.
February’s dinner will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, February 24 and 25. It will feature the savory foods of Périgord, a region known for its truffles and foie gras. The chef finds particular inspiration for this menu from Paula Wolfert and her cookbook “Cooking of Southwest France,” which is an homage to the area’s culinary traditions.
This four-course prix-fix dinner costs $35, or $50 with complimentary wines.
Here is the menu:
Terrine de Foie Gras
Duck liver terrine, house-made brioche, fig compote
St. Jaques Poêlé aux Truffes Noirs et Noix
Pan seared scallops, black truffle oil, walnuts, frisée, walnut vinaigrette
Magret de Canard aux Pruneaux
Seared duck breast, prune sauce, confit potatoes
Pompe aux Pommes
Puff pastry, apples and almonds
Bistrot La Minette is located at 623 S. 6th Street (between South and Bainbridge Streets). For reservations call 215.925.8000 or go to http://www.bistrotlaminette.com/.
David Katz first drew acclaim at M in Philadelphia’s Morris House Hotel, where he earned the respect of Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig LaBan for his “minimalist but very effective” culinary approach. Now the chef and owner of Mémé, Katz continues to charm critics and locals alike with his rustic yet brilliantly crafted New American cuisine. The Beard House is located at 167 West 12th Street, New York. Call 212.627.2308 to reserve or click http://jamesbeard.org/?q=node/1887.
Bistrot La Minette’s Chef Peter Woolsey Creates Hand-Made Chocolates To-Go
Michel Cluizel, one of Paris’ most famous chocolatiers believes, “To arouse pleasure, chocolate must delight the palate like no other exquisite sweet.”
Perhaps that’s why Bistrot La Minette’s chef Peter Woolsey selected Cluizel’s particular brand to craft his own signature chocolates. He’s now selling beautifully packaged tin boxes, wrapped in red ribbon, filled with six perfect morsels each more indulgent than the next. “It’s a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or any day,” says the chef Woolsey. Each piece of chocolate is handcrafted. In every box you’ll find one raspberry ganache, one chocolate ganache, a peanut butter ganache, a chocolate-dipped candied orange peel, a hazelnut truffle and a rosemary “barrel.”
Pick up a box at Bistrot La Minette at 623 S. 6th Street (between South and Bainbridge Streets) in Queen Village for $10.
Bistrot La Minette is located at 623 S. 6th Street (between South and Bainbridge Streets) in Queen Village. For reservations call 215.925.8000 or go to http://www.bistrotlaminette.com/.