Braised Chicken Thighs in Mushroom Cream Sauce

The mushrooms add plenty of rich braising fluid for the chicken as they cook. Heavy cream and Dijon mustard add another depth of flavor. Continue reading Braised Chicken Thighs in Mushroom Cream Sauce

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Bastille Day Dinner Celebration

To set the mood for our Bastille Day dinner we decorated our home with bleu-blanc-rouge flags and relied on Elizabeth David’s French Provincial Cooking for recipe inspiration. Continue reading Bastille Day Dinner Celebration

New Orleans inspired dinner with wine pairings for a cause

The uniquely American cuisine of Creole and Cajun food in Louisiana influenced by French, Spanish, West African, Amerindian, Haitian, German, Italian, British and Irish influences made sense for this year’s dinner. Continue reading New Orleans inspired dinner with wine pairings for a cause

Creative Fine Dining at Chef Lorenzo Loseto’s George Restaurant

To our surprise, servers brought totally different plates and wine pairings to us for each course. This prix fixe twist maximized the variety of creations we could sample, so we exchanged plates and glasses halfway through each course. Continue reading Creative Fine Dining at Chef Lorenzo Loseto’s George Restaurant