Last night was another of my favorite cooking classes with Chef Jesse at Whole Foods!
This month: Fall Fare
On the menu:
- Avgolemono soup
- Pear & Pomegranate salad
- Roasted Autumn vegetables
- Wild Mushroom ravioletti
- Apple strudel
Sign. Me. Up.
A traditional Greek soup. Still don’t have a clue how to pronounce it.
Made using a whole chicken, which is cooked in water to make its own broth.
Then shredded and added to the broth with rice, lemon and egg. The egg makes it super creamy!
I’ve GOT to recreate this at home during the colder months
A little wine for le Chef?
This lovely Viognier went beautifully with the chicken soup.
Pear and Pomegranate Salad
Baby arugula, sliced pear, pomegranate seeds, tamari almonds, feta..
Dressed with a raspberry & pomegranate vinaigrette.
Tossed and served.
I’m not normally a huge arugula fan, but the bitterness seemed more mild when balanced out with the sweet pear & tangy pomegranate!
Roasted Fall Vegetables
Beets, carrots, winter squash, parsnips, leeks, turnips and rutabaga tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper.
Roasted to perfection.
Loved the parsnips!
Wild Mushroom Ravioletti
Cheese ravioletti (so small, so cute!)
Boiled in some salted water.
Then draped with a sauce made of olive oil, garlic and shallot.
Plus some rehydrated dried trumpet mushrooms and chopped walnuts.
Well done chef. Well done.
You have officially gotten me to enjoy one ingredient that I haven’t been able to as of yet… dried mushrooms! The texture and flavor isn’t usually my favorite, but this dish truly shined.
My favorite of the night!
Especially when paired with this local Virginia Veritas red.
Last but not least, a strudel made with phyllo dough and stuffed with apples, golden raisins, dried currants, cinnamon, sugar, black bread and brushed with butter.
How can you really go wrong here?
Trust me. You can’t. Deeeelicious.
Fabulous menu Chef Jesse.
Already looking forward to the next one!
Do tell, have you ever tried dried mushrooms before?
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