Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Boston A List

Theres a new user-generated contest called The Boston A-List that includes all things food around the Boston area! It’s the first contest that has no media sponsor or partners connected to it, so all winners are determined exclusively by local residents and loyal fans!


You can view more by going to http://www.thebostonalist.com/

Theyre looking for food fanatics to rally behind Boston ’s culinary kingdom and vote for their favorite nosh-spots and restaurant scenes.

By the way, there a spot to put your favorite favorite blog...hint......

Monday, December 13, 2010

New Years Eve Menu @ 606 Congress

NEW YEARS EVE 2010
CHEF RICHARD GARCIA

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BEGINNINGS

Lobster Bisque
tarragon, crème fraiche
- Bethel Heights Chardonnay -


Crispy Heritage Pork
mustard, upland cress, pickled radish
 - De Ladoucette Pouilly Fume -


Butter Poached Lobster
parsnips, curry
- Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier -


Foie Gras Brûlée
blood orange-cranberry salad, pistachio, vanilla balsamic (10.00 supplement charge)
- Trimbach Gewürztraminer-

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SALADS


Heirloom Squash
radish, shallots, upland cress, almonds, apple cider vinaigrette
- WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris -



*Caesar
romaine, parmesan, anchovies, brioche croutons
- Georges Duboeuf "Flower Label" Fleurie Beaujolais -


Roasted Beet
pears, pecans, uncured farmhouse bacon, Berkshire blue cheese
- J Wilkes Sol Hills Pinot Noir -

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MAINS

Hake 
pickled mushroom, smoked ocean water, salsify puree
- Robert Foley Pinot Blanc -


Pork Loin Chop
Tuscan kale, Boston marrow squash, cipollini onion
- Agricola Punica Barrua-


Gearges Bank Sea Scallops
mushrooms, fingerling potatoes, haricot verts, vinaigrette
- Havens Wine Cellar, Albarino -


Brandt Farms Ribeye
sea salt potatoes, spiced broccoli rabe, balsamic
- Pazzo Sangiovese -


 Organic 1/2 Chicken
Brussels sprout, hominy, natural jus
- Mt. Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir -

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INDULGE

Tall German Chocolate Cake
- Grahams 6 Grapes Port -


White Chocolate Bread Pudding
butter brown rum raisins, caramel
- Michele Chiarlo Moscato D'Asti Nivole -


Pumpkin Panna Cotta
spiced cream, nine year caramel corn
- Grahams 6 Grapes Port -

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75 FOUR COURSE

100 WITH WINE






Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sustainable New England Dinner @ The James Beard House

 June 30, 2011... I am honored to be invited back to the James Beard House to host a dinner celebrating Sustainable New England cuisine....this time I'm excited to be teaming up with and bringing some friends and amazing chefs who focus on sustainable practices in their kitchens.

The Chefs who have been kind enough to commit to putting on ad hosting this dinner with me in NYC this summer.....

Matt & Kate Jennings, Providence R.I. ( Farmstead, La Laiterie Bistro & Farmstead Downcity)
Matt Maue, Foxboro MA ( Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro)
Will Gilson, Cambridge MA (Garden at the Cellar & The Herb Lyceum in Groton MA)

Details, menus and beverage partners are in the works and will be finalized by February 2011...kick off your long weekend getaway this summer in beautiful NYC with a celebration of sustainable New England Cuisine.

Check back in the next few months for menu updates and more information as well as links to purchase your tickets early!