In observance of Passover which begins the evening of April 10th and ends the evening of April 18th, At Home Soigné has created a menu for you to enjoy with your family. Dietary guidelines have been taken into the greatest care. Modifications and supplements are welcome.
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Menu – served family style.
Apple and Almond Haroset
Matzo Ball Soup, chicken confit and chicken consommé
Salt baked Branzino, salsa verde
Roasted Asparagus, garlic, egg mimosa
Olive oil crushed potatoes
Flourless Chocolate- Almond Cake, apple-cherry compote
At Home Soigné is accommodating to all allergies and dietary restrictions. The menu below is an example. We are willing and able to customize a menu to fit your appetite, your budget, and your at home occasion.
Warm & Cold appetizers
Vegetable Frito Misto with a Sweet Pea Ricotta ~ crispy cauliflower, broccoli rabe, artichoke and asparagus tossed with an herb salt, and dill.
Warm Ceci Bean Salad with Castelvetrano Olives ~ roasted ceci beans with shallots, pea tendrils, and castelvetrano olives.
Warm & Cold salads
Beet salad ~ roasted and pickled beets, cara cara oranges, almonds, duck prosciutto.
Fiseé and Mache salad ~ pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, warm oyster mushrooms with a red wine vinaigrette.
Salmon or Arctic Char ~ spring onion soubise. Soubise is a spring onion purée that consists of green olive oil.
Lamb Trio ~ marguez sausage, confit lamb ribs, roasted lamb loin with baby carrots, fava bean and parsley jus.
Herb Roasted Chicken ~ olive oil crushed potatoes, mushrooms and jus.
Olive Oil Cake ~ candied hazelnuts, passion fruit coulis.
Chocolate panna cotta ~ candied hazelnuts, passion fruit coulis.
Yes, it’s March and in New York we had a little taste of Spring. But, the blizzard storm Stella gave me the perfect excuse to coupe up, and turn my oven on.
What is known as a popular hangover dish is actually one of my favorite breakfast pleasures – without the hangover. I needed to use my tomatoes and I had arugula that was on the brink. My fridge is always full of at least four kinds of cheese, (I am a proud cheese head) so, I decided to make myself one of my favorite treats for my adult snow day!
It helps if you have a cocotte pan, but a cast iron pan will work, too.
1 T of olive oil
1 C arugula
1 C mozzarella (or any other cheese on hand – perhaps Parmesan)
1 small garlic clove
1 tsp red pepper flakes
Salt and Pepper to taste
Set oven to 350 degrees F. Dice one tomato, garlic clove, and add it to a sauce pan with olive oil, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes. Let cook until tomatoes begin to bubble.
While ingredients are cooking, slice the remaining tomato. Layer the bottom of you cocotte pan with slice tomatoes, top with arugula and add shredded mozzarella.
Once your tomato sauce is bubbled, taste it and make sure it’s delicious. Once perfected, add a bit – not all – on top of mozzarella. Layer again with sliced tomatoes, arugula and mozzarella. Add remaining tomato sauce. Continue procedure until sliced tomatoes and sauce is used up. Crack two eggs on top of tomato mixture.
Place into oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. The baking time does depend on how well you want your eggs cooked. How to do it tip watch the cooking time of your egg whites. The less translucent your egg whites become, the closer to being done they are. I prefer my eggs over easy so I can mix everything together. Either way you prefer, enjoy!
Frenching, such a wonderful techinque! It certainly is a talent we all should learn if we want to impress the ones we love. It takes finesse, patience, a bit of natural talent, but definitely a great deal of skill. It also requires a very sharp knife.
I am speaking about frenching bones, of course. Removing the meat from the tips of its bones adds a great deal of elegance and looks absolutely beautiful. Think of it as the bowtie of your meat! It adds flair, and is oh, so sexy!
After a few tips, this daunting task will seem simple. You can apply it to just about any meat; lamb, pork, poultry, beef, even venison if you’re so inclined. The important things to remember are to buy what you can afford, (because meats are expensive), and to be careful when using a very sharp knife.
The first cut will always be the easiest. Follow the natural slant of the meat, and use smooth strokes rather than sawing the meat. Cut down and out at an angle, but remember to keep your knife steady and straight. Cutting through the membrane and scraping the bones of your meat is the most tedious and requires patience. Using the blunt side of your knife, or your fingers can be helpful, but the sharp blade of a knife will save time!