Roasted quail leg and quail breast ballotine (deboned, trussed, and stuffed with pate of pork, liver, goat cheese, garlic, brandy, and cream), currant/pablano sauce (with fresh ginger, allspice, and nutmeg), cider and honey glazed petite carrots, homemade fermented butter, micros, pansies
Made a couple of small pizzas tonight. Trying my best with the limitations of using a conventional oven that maxes at 525 F. Naturally leavened dough. 55 hour fermentation. 75% hydration.
SAUCE: Ricotta, basil, minced garlic, minced onion, salt
TOPPINGS: Ciliegine, Schwarzwälder Schinken, ribbons of cured egg yolk, arugula, microplaned two-year-old grana, olive oil
grilled octopus (intially simmered in seasoned red wine and seafood stock until tender) plated chilled with a salad of chanterelle confit, fennel-pickled radish, peach wood-smoked pecans, radish sprouts, and marigold
shaved steak sandwiches made from today's bread bake: naturally leavened sourdough bread, shaved ny strip, shaved country ham, tillamook white cheddar, runny fried egg, butter-seared onions and red peppers, quick pickles, maille dijon, clarified butter, chive, s&p