Thursday, December 10, 2009

Governors Holiday Ball


I have been asked to cook at the Governors Holiday Ball this year.

What an honor to be selected to showcase the cuisine at Tastings among some of the biggest names in Bostons culinary scene of today....many of which I grew up with wanting to follow in their footsteps.

The event is called "A Culinary Affair" a VIP walk around tasting for the Governor and 300 of his special guests. I have decided to make my dish a celebration of what the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has to offer the culinary world.

Chilled Westport Rivers Poached Island Creek Oysters
 red beet mignonette ,caviar

Westport Rivers Winery is located in Southeastern MA, right on the ocean in Westport MA. The produce one of the finest sparkling wines made in the USA today.

I have written about Island Creek Oysters in the past, and many of you know that these oysters have graced the table of the finest restaurants in the world including Thomas Kellers restaurants The French Laundry, Bouchon & Per Se.

The Caviar is being purchased from The Little Pearl one of the countries leading distributors of fine American sustainable caviar, free of pollution and preservatives. Voted as the Best Domestic caviar by the Chefs in America Organization. The connection to MA, their home base......Boston MA.

I will bring a camera to this event for sure...not just for the food but more importantly to get a great picture of Matt in a tuxedo!

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