Thursday, February 05, 2009

Psst...Free Cookbook sweeps on

Hi everyone.
Wanted to let you know that how2heroes is giving away 20(!) copies of a seriously awesome cookbook from L'Espalier restaurant called Wine Mondays: Simple Wine Pairings with Seasonal Menus. The recipes are 4-star but scaled back for the home cook. I've tried a few things off it already and wow, were they all amazing. they are perfect menus for a romantic valentine's dinner at home. (save your pennies and stay in this year!). Here's the link to sign up for the Sweepstakes.

Also, if you're interested in seeing L'Espalier's Executive Chef Frank McClelland in action, here are 3 mouth-watering videos for you (don't watch them with am empty stomach!). Cheers!

Appetizer: Wild Mushroom Risotto w/ Broccoli Rabe - risotto is not hard at all, just a little love in the stirring. don't take my word for it though. watch the video.

Entree: Salmon w/ Black Quinoa & Cherries - wow. the contrast of the quinoa (a hearty grain) and the cherries with the salmon is incredible

Dessert: Chocolate-Orange Soufflé - oh yes, this is romance on a plate. The piece de resistance as they say. To die for.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

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