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Moving on – time to see what a 2 Star Michelin kitchen is like……

It’s been 3 months since my last series of posts, and quite a lot has happened during that time. At MBC our lunchtimes have been pretty crazy with 50+ covers being the average – no surprise really because I reckon that we do the best lunch food in the neighbourhood. The evening services, on the […]

MBC for ever…..

…well, at least untill I leave Paris for Nantes in July 2011. Yep, I’d have to say that things are going well in Gilles Choukroun’s flagship restaurant….quite a change from a month or so ago when I was bored and tired with the work, and irritated/worn down by my colleague in the kitchen. Since the […]

Chefsdiary Recipie Challenge #1 : the chef’s proposition

Here’s my proposition : oysters in a warm vinaigrette, with an oyster sabayon and cripsy chestnut chips on a beetroot and apple carpaccio. Now for the photos : The result ? : the flavour mix is good – salty, sweet, earthy. the texture mix pretty good too – crispy (chestnut), smooth (oyster, beetroot), velvet (sabayon), […]

Dom “For One Euro Only” – the photos and a chef’s view……

Another event over, approximately 300 “mini-meals” served and a resounding success – at least in terms of customer satisfaction and my overall organisation. The only negative point being that I didn’t charge enough for what I was sending out. More on that later. First of all, a brief explanation of what the event was this […]

jerusalem artichoke risotto with panfried scallops and squid

Here’s the “recipie” for what I made for lunch today for my family and a friend and her 2 kids….a little risotto (always popular with the kids) finished off with a purée of jersualem artichoke (that’s been in the fridge for a few days !!), accompanied by fresh scallops on a bed of leek braised […]

Dom “For One Night Only” : things taking shape

Just a quick update on how things are going with the reservations, preparations, the menu and the stress !! 20 reservations so far – my little Google Docs booking form is working a treat (give it a go if ever you need a quick and simple way of getting people to give you feed back, […]

Dom “For One Night Only” : testing out the 2nd and the 4th course……

…that is (for those who don’t already know), the Millefeuille of Crab and the thyme-butter poached lobster. Let’s start with the result – the crab : a resounding success, but given that this was a second attempt (see Apple Millefeuille with Creamy Crab) I was really just trying a different creamy mix….and it was better […]