Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Bounty Of Spring

Tourshi Catering hit the ball out of the park last Wednesday night with their "Bounty of Spring" dinner, held at Bluxome Street Winery.

The first course was called "The Bounty of Spring" salad.
A sweet pea custard, dehydrated black olives, raw, shaved spring vegetables, pea shoots with a walnut vinaigrette and pickled chanterelles.

The second course was stinging nettle gnocchis over melted leeks with smoky ham broth.
Unfortunately, there isn't a photo of this dish.

Ashley assembling the third course:
"Lamb Two Ways"

Braised legs of lamb. Lamb chops sous-vide and seared, on a bed of butter bean green garlic ragout, fava beans, crispy parsnip chips and preserved lemon oil.

Aaron's dessert was a pliable chocolate ganache, buttermilk streusel, hazelnut ice cream and strawberry salad with elder flower syrup, verbena and aged balsamic vinaigrette.
The ice cream is missing in the photo, but I can tell you it was delicious! The hazelnuts were first roasted and finely chopped, so the flavor was very intense.

The dinner was a fabulous success! Bravo Tourshi Catering!

I'm joining Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum, a great place for sharing with other "foodies" and finding some delicious recipes and ideas.

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Kathysue said...

Oh my gosh!! Delores this looks and sounds so delicious. That salad sounds amazing. It must be nice to have so many talented people in the family that work so well together and can pull off a wonderful dinner party like this, amazing!! Kathysue

Claudia Fabiana said...

Wow, Delores, the food all looks amazing!

A Toile Tale said...

Delores -
I am in awe of this meal. Even if it tasted like sawdust, it is a homerun visually! Food this beautiful is so rare. Bravo! You must be so proud. This, added to your awesome table design must have been a very special meal indeed.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks and sounds absolutely wonderful !! I know you are so proud of her and what she does. You make a great team.

Kathy said...

You must be so proud! Incredible..these kids of yours

Marlis said...

How wonderful this looks. all of it. I can just taste the lamb chops and the dessert... mmm yummy!

Sarah said...

Delores, it all looks beautifully plated and sounds delicious. You must be so proud! ~ sarah

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

You have passed your talents onto your children for sure! It all sounds so delicious!! Nothing like fresh, wholesome food! YUMMMMMM. XO, Pinky

maureen harber said...

Incredibly talented and creative. Her zest for life is apparent in her art. Really wonderful job Ash!

The enchanted home said...

I love food that looks like art and it sounds it!

Lizabeth said...

This is art! Amazing! What a treat for those who were served this delightful choice of food! Fabulous!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Wow! This looks scrumpious...yummy!

Gerry said...

All I have to say about the looks of the meal is WOW I am impressed!!!

Kelley said...

With your daughter cooking and you doing the table, I'd say you were in Top Chef All Star territory.

The first course looks amazing!

xo Kelley

French said...

Everything looks delicious, and the presentation is must be very proud of Ashley!

Lori E said...

I was thinking of having a bowl of cereal for dinner....Sigh. They are true artists.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

AAAdorable lamp and, yes, I do love a lamp in the kitchen! said...

Oh my heavens...she did such a fabulous job with that dinner...I SO WISH I could climb through the screen and get some! (and I didn't even see the gnocchi, just read about it and that was enough!), especially the...well...especially everything!
As my Mama used to say: "The apple don't fall far from the tree."

Being a chef is such an immensely creative endeavor! She obviously got that creative flair/gift from you!!!!



Donna D said...

The food looks almost too beautiful to eat!! Just gorgeous!


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