Tuesday, August 17, 2010

8/17/10 - Tuesday - Oink Oink

Since we're major pig lovers here at the Grill - I thought I would impart this bit of knowledge on you.

Today (August 17th) in history, 1986 to be exact a bronze pig statue was unveiled at Seattle's Pike Place Market.

Oink Oink Rachel - we salute you

today's agenda:

raw bar:
malpeque - prince edward island
stellar bay - vancouver
va bay - chincoteague

sugar toads with tartar sauce and pickled slaw
- lots of people find sugar toads to be a mystery, myself included until Chef granted me with enlightenment in that department. sugar toads are non-poisonous blow fish akin to the chesapeake region of the united states. it gained its nickname (real name "northern puffer") due to fisherman of the region stating that it was "sweet at sugar and ugly as a toad (most likely due to its crazy googly green eyes).

-don't be afraid to lick the sugar toads-

pan seared cobia fillet with potato gnocchi, pancetta, escarole and roasted red peppers

grilled porkchop with cippolini onions and pancetta/potato gratin

herb marinated leg of lamb with harissa spiced couscouse and cucumber feta salad


warm bread pudding with peaches, vanilla gelato and a bourbon/thyme caramel sauce

chocolate tart with whipped cream and blackberries

oatmeal raisin cookie ice cream sandwich with coffee raisin sauce

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