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Archive for October 26th, 2007

Retro with a twist

We were doing a photo shoot for an in store POS on Cheese and one of the recipes was a disgusting cheese fondue that had tomato soup in in (YUCK), but the idea stuck and for our dinner party with Barb and Kevin on Oct 20, I made a fondue dinner. Here is the menu:

Smoked salmon three ways (I wish I shot this because it looked really cool): Mini bagels, smoked salmon and cream cheese (yes, I made the mini bagels myself, about 1″ in diameter so they were perfect poppers!); Smoked salmon ceviche shooter: smoked salmon chopped finely, finely chopped shallot, a few kernels of corn and cilantro chopped, 1 part lime cordial and 1 part vodka in a shooter glass-YUM; Smoked salmon tartar: finely chopped smoked salmon, finely shredded lemon rind, dill on a white Chinese soup spoon, dollop of cream fresh and some red fish eggs for texture (I put the tartar in a cylindrical sleeve for presentation, but just small enough to pop into your mouth in one fell swoop!).

Swiss cheese fondue, home made bread, cheddar cauliflower, brocoli and grape tomatoes. I also wrapped figs and pears in prosciutto for dipping.

Home made chicken soup broth with tartar quality beef finely sliced, sushi quality tuna, sliced in 1″x 1/4″ slices, and shrimp.

Dessert was chocolate fondue with strawberries, pineapple, and pears. Wow!

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