Friday, July 10, 2009

What a night!

We had our chamber mixer last night with great success. Somewhere between 225-250 guests came in and enjoyed a great night of food, beverages and business connections. I know that I did not get to speak with everyone personally, I would like to say thank you for coming and you know we are here any time you need us.

But on to the food part of the night. It was a lot of fun for me to create the menu. I was able to choose many items from what was fresh and seasonal, and try out some new ideas I've been working on. One item that fits both, was a real hit - I thought they were going to lick the plate on the Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone! Here’s the recipe:

4 lbs fresh peaches - free stone are best
8 oz mascarpone cheese
2 T honey
1 t fresh chopped tarragon
Salt and pepper to taste
1 T sherry vinegar

Halve your peaches or ¼ if it is hard to remove the pits
Toss lightly in oil
Grill till marked - do not over cook
Cool completely

Combine mascarpone, honey, tarragon and salt &pepper - mix gently, but do not whip

When plating:
Slice the peaches to bite size slices
Place mascarpone on one half of dish
Layer peaches on the other half
Drizzle peaches with the sherry vinegar
Serve with croustini, baguettes or toasted focaccia

You can also find the rest of the evenings menu in my June 14th post.

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