Poppy Seed and Onion Bread from the 25th

Last night we made Poppy Seed and Onion bread to go with Black Cod, Beet (Greens) and Wood Grilled Mushrooms. I have mentioned before that we used to travel to the Lower East Side every Christmas Morning to eat at the now closed Ratner's Dairy Kosher Restaurant. One of the reasons we would drive to NYC was the Onion Popy Seed rolls that would come and keep coming–served with Borscht or Eggplant they were soooo good!

Now we have found the Sesame Sticks at Kosar's to be a good replacement since Ratners closed. We grab pickles at The Pickle Guy around the corner and make sandwiches...

I guess what I am getting at is part of the fun of doing these Home Restaurants is that I can make specific types of bread for each dish. Where as in Our Restaurant we would make just Three types of bread that were served to everyone, now I can be very particular...

Last night we had a Lovely crowd and look forward to our largest crowd tonight, here is a PEEK at the menu for tonight–we are headed to the Farmers Market now so somethings are subject to change:


Basil Mashed Potatoes

Scallops with Sesame Cracker and Summer Squash

Lamb with Eggplant and Mint on Corncake

Lima Bean Soup with Summer Savory

Lemongrass Vodka Martini
(Ch. de Roquefort) Cotes de Provence ROSE 'Corail' 2008


Poached Egg in Tomato Broth

Walnut Bread
(Villa da Filicaja) Chianti Superiore 2006

Rockfish with Chicken of the Woods Mushroom, Beets and Beet Greens

Onion Poppy Seed Bread
(Gerard Boulay) Sancerre AOC 2007

Poussin with Noodle Fall Squash and Chestnut Gratin, Calaloo, Garlic Sauce

Roasted Garlic Bread
(Domaine Coston) Coteaux du Languedoc 2004

Leonora Goat Cheese
(Lopez de Heredia) Bosconia Rioja Reserva 2001

Fig Sorbet with White Chocolate Brownie
(Pierre Paillard) Brut Champagne Bouzy Grand Cru NV

Pear Crumble with Roasted Cashews and Frozen Armagnac Cream

Cookie Bites:
Chocolate Cake
Ginger Oatmeal Cookies
Coconut Macaroon