Tuesday, January 25, 2011

chefdance 2011 - Jared Young and Billy Sotelo

Closing Night Chefdance 2011 was INCREDIBLE! Dinner by Chefs Jared Young and Billy Sotelo of La Salle Restaurant Group in Salt Lake City. Start off with cocktail pairings by Snake Oil Cocktail Company.

Bevedere Filament - blood orange & fig soda, house-made vanilla bean bitters, Belvedere, Hennessey brandied cherries.
And a virgin version ;)
Amuse: Saffron Poached Pear, toasted brioche, crispy prosciutto, triple cream. Perfectly stacked, adorable and so darn good.
First: Shrimp Tower, potato cylinder, cauliflower puree, sherry wine sauce. Loved everything about this, the dense rock shrimp, the crunchy noodle, juicy peas...
Second: Rabbit Tenderloin, butternut squash, kale, pine nuts.  Hearty, heavy and heavenly in every way.
Third: Beef Wellington, foie gras, asparagus, port wine sauce. I'm a big foie lover. Rich, rich, rich and fabulous!
Vegetarian Tofu, Squash, Zucchini (...of course for hubby!). Like a cubist portrait, vibrant and geometric.
Dessert: cobbler, sorbet, crisp, DIE for. A pimped out classic.
Mimi Kim and Kenny Griswold introduce Chefs Jared Young and Billy Sotelo! Yay!
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