Another foodbuzz event and this time it was a meet and greet at Relais & Chateuax in Midtown to hear about Electrolux appliances and eat some tasty treats brought to us by the River Cafe. This was fun and it was like a little gallery opening except we had name tags, which actually make things so-much-easier. I hate that I cant remember names, like tonights chef for example, but I remember everyone who had a name tag. The appliances are pretty cool and I will post a youtube later about that but for now here is the food.
The theme was holiday since we are moving into the season and our bouches were amused with this little spoonfull of braised pork, squash and a toasted marshmallow.
Tasty indeed and I have to say my bouche was amused, various other tasty bits were passed about and the food bloggers went crazy, this was a tapenade with goat cheese and pimento.
We talked turkey and how to cook it, when we all learned how we were given a sandwich.
Dont let me forget that we had risotto, oh yeah, real good risotto with a few of my favorite mushrooms, this, my friends, made the whole journey worth it. This risotto was - and I hate to say things like this - sublime. It was. It was everything about the rice that you want, it was all about the mushroom that you desire and it just screamed cheese in the softest most cheesiest way, it was creamy and chewy and risotto-y as it should have been.
The coupe de torchon had to be the pumpkin creme brule. I wont even say too much about this little masterpiece. I am making this bad boy for my next whatever. I had a great time and I was happy and fortunate to be invited.