Saturday, February 27, 2010

Deconstructed Strawberry Shortcake

This is the first dish we made with the liquid nitrogen and it is a hit. Last night was its first night on the menu and the guest loved it.
Deconstructed Strawberry Shortcake
Frozen-Liquid Center Strawberry Mousse
Strawberry Coulis
Strawberry Jam
Frozen Strawberry Powder
Sweetened Sour Cream
Graham Cracker- Candied Walnut Nougat
Vanilla Ice Cream "Popcorn"

Our New Toy

We recieved our tank of Liquid Nitrogen this week, and what a week it has been. This is something that I wanted to get my hands on for long time. For those of you who are unaware of its perks it "boils" at -320 F so basically you can flash freeze anything in a matter of seconds. You ask why would you want to do that? You can turn things into powder, or break a raspberry into to individual pods or have a frozen crust around a creamy mousse or even make ice cream in 20 seconds. Since it arrived on Tuesday we have put just about everything imagiable into it just to see what happens, some results were good and others were just funny. It also makes me very happy to know that Bin 555 is the only restuarant in San Antonio that has one... Come in and check it out!!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Poached Lobster and Blood Orange Salad

Poached Lobster
Blood Orange Coulis
Blood Orange Segments
Blood Orange Emulsion
Shaved Celery
Celery Leaf
Red Olives
Dill Pollen
Olive Oil