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#1 Michael Laiskonis

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Posted 21 April 2003 - 10:44 AM

As we are finally starting to see spring here in the Midwest, I'm beginning to change the focus of my menu. I put a new dish on over the weekend...

Almond-Olive Oil Financier
Sliced Strawberies, Yogurt Cream, Rhubarb-Blood Orange Compote, Basil Syrup, Orange Powder, Sicilian Pistachio, Aged Balsmic Ice Cream, Rhubarb Chip, Yogurt-Strawberry Caramel, and a Strawberry "Water"...

For the pros... What is new on your menu?

For the non-pros... What are you doing at home, and what products are you looking forward to when you dine out?
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#2 tan319

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Posted 21 April 2003 - 11:16 AM

At one of my places I have started doing a fruit gratin, w/ kirschwasser gratin cream..
At the other one I'm doing a shortcake, orange accented, with a mascarpone cream, mixed berrys and a mixed berry coulis. It's taking off big. Sold about 40 this weekend.
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#3 wingding

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Posted 21 April 2003 - 01:55 PM

Zabaglione di Fragolini&[wild strawberry liquer]with poached rhubarb & vanilla gelato....Coppetta'creamsicle'tangerine sorbet,coconut gelato,toasted meringue....Yogurt /lime sorbet with pineapple rosemary marmelatta.

Edited by wingding, 21 April 2003 - 04:30 PM.


#4 alacarte

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Posted 22 April 2003 - 07:51 AM

I'm just looking forward to something other than apples, pears and figs on the dessert menus.

I always look forward to the peach & other stone-fruit desserts, but I guess those still are a few months away.

#5 Sandra Levine

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Posted 22 April 2003 - 08:15 AM

I'm looking forward to sweet, solid red strawberries that have a real flavor in contrast to what is available (and, regrettably, often served) the rest of the year. Why do restaurants feel they have to offer out of season fruit even when it is so noticeably inferior?

Rhubarb.

That's an awfully complicated-sounding dessert, Michael. How is it served? Is it plated like a tasting or somehow combined into one "thing."

Edited by Sandra Levine, 22 April 2003 - 08:17 AM.


#6 Michael Laiskonis

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Posted 23 April 2003 - 01:12 PM

Sorry to all for appearing and disappearing... I'm currently in the middle of a move...

You are right Sandra, the dessert sounds complicated on paper, but it is a stand alone item, and fairly seamless flavor-wise. Imagine the financier baked in a savarin mold (i.e. donut shaped), and all the components tucked inside and stacked up.
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#7 bripastryguy

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Posted 23 April 2003 - 02:19 PM

as soon as I finish my menu, i'll post it (thursday is my dead line)
"Chocolate has no calories....
Chocolate is food for the soul, The soul has no weight, therefore no calories" so said a customer, a lovely southern woman, after consuming chocolate indulgence
SWEET KARMA DESSERTS
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#8 bripastryguy

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Posted 24 April 2003 - 07:19 AM

FROZEN CHOCOLATE MALTED
warm cocoa banana tea cake, caramel emulsion

LEMON PUCKER TART
spiced graham crust, blackberry gelee, toasted marshmallow

CHILLED APPLE TERRINE
cider consomme, caramel popcorn crunch, vanilla gelato

TRIO OF CHOCOLATE
illegal choc pudding, white chocolate donut, hot choc souffle tart

PEACH & BLUEBERRY UPSIDE DOWN
almond milk, white chocolate parfait

PINEAPPLE TARTE TATIN
coconut macaroon, rum macerated tropical fruit, coconut gelato

still working on it................
"Chocolate has no calories....
Chocolate is food for the soul, The soul has no weight, therefore no calories" so said a customer, a lovely southern woman, after consuming chocolate indulgence
SWEET KARMA DESSERTS
www.sweetkarmadesserts.com
550 East Meadow Ave. East meadow, NY 11554
516-794-4478
Brian Fishman

#9 nightscotsman

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Posted 24 April 2003 - 11:50 AM

Damn, that's a great sounding menu! I would have a really hard time choosing just one item to order. Any chance you could post some photos when you've finalized the presentations? :smile:

#10 bripastryguy

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Posted 24 April 2003 - 12:06 PM

will try. Night, Can you tell me how you upload photos?
"Chocolate has no calories....
Chocolate is food for the soul, The soul has no weight, therefore no calories" so said a customer, a lovely southern woman, after consuming chocolate indulgence
SWEET KARMA DESSERTS
www.sweetkarmadesserts.com
550 East Meadow Ave. East meadow, NY 11554
516-794-4478
Brian Fishman

#11 TrishCT

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Posted 24 April 2003 - 12:21 PM

There's a radio ad for some product...I think insurance, I can't remember.. and they mention "Pineapple Baklava." Anyone ever hear of that? If you pros made that I would order it....

#12 tan319

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Posted 24 April 2003 - 07:35 PM

FROZEN CHOCOLATE MALTED
warm cocoa banana tea cake, caramel emulsion

LEMON PUCKER TART
spiced graham crust, blackberry gelee, toasted marshmallow

CHILLED APPLE TERRINE
cider consomme, caramel popcorn crunch, vanilla gelato

TRIO OF CHOCOLATE
illegal choc pudding, white chocolate donut, hot choc souffle tart

PEACH & BLUEBERRY UPSIDE DOWN
almond milk, white chocolate parfait

PINEAPPLE TARTE TATIN
coconut macaroon, rum macerated tropical fruit, coconut gelato

still working on it................

BPG,
GREAT looking menu!!!
Do you have an ice cream machine?
Really great menu, congrats
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#13 Pan

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Posted 24 April 2003 - 09:58 PM

TRIO OF CHOCOLATE
illegal choc pudding, white chocolate donut, hot choc souffle tart

Illegal chocolate pudding?

Also, what's cider "consomme'"? I trust it doesn't have chicken broth in it? Pardon the ignorance. :laugh:

#14 bripastryguy

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Posted 25 April 2003 - 06:35 AM

Tan,

I have a Krups 1 qt thats it. That's why I make parfaits, granitas, frozen mousses, etc.... The chef has started purchasing a much better quality ice cream (I flavor it to my needs)

ILLEGAL CHOCOLATE PUDDING
is so rich it should be a crime

CIDER CONSOMME
apple cider, cinnamon, vanilla bean scrapings, brown sugar and citrus zests. Simmered, then strained and chilled. Served in a shallow bowl.

Edited by bripastryguy, 25 April 2003 - 06:36 AM.

"Chocolate has no calories....
Chocolate is food for the soul, The soul has no weight, therefore no calories" so said a customer, a lovely southern woman, after consuming chocolate indulgence
SWEET KARMA DESSERTS
www.sweetkarmadesserts.com
550 East Meadow Ave. East meadow, NY 11554
516-794-4478
Brian Fishman

#15 Sandra Levine

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Posted 25 April 2003 - 06:39 AM

Bripastry -- will you have some spring specials -- something with strawberries or rhubarb?

#16 bripastryguy

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Posted 25 April 2003 - 07:16 AM

Ofcourse Sandra, what would spring and summer in NY be without Strawberry and rhubarb
"Chocolate has no calories....
Chocolate is food for the soul, The soul has no weight, therefore no calories" so said a customer, a lovely southern woman, after consuming chocolate indulgence
SWEET KARMA DESSERTS
www.sweetkarmadesserts.com
550 East Meadow Ave. East meadow, NY 11554
516-794-4478
Brian Fishman

#17 Sandra Levine

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Posted 25 April 2003 - 07:18 AM

Oh, that's good, Bripastry. I know people love chocolate (and I'm one of them) but dessert in the spring means strawberries to me.

#18 tan319

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Posted 25 April 2003 - 07:31 AM

Tan,

I have a Krups 1 qt thats it. That's why I make parfaits, granitas, frozen mousses, etc.... The chef has started purchasing a much better quality ice cream (I flavor it to my needs)

ILLEGAL CHOCOLATE PUDDING
is so rich it should be a crime

CIDER CONSOMME
apple cider, cinnamon, vanilla bean scrapings, brown sugar and citrus zests. Simmered, then strained and chilled. Served in a shallow bowl.

BPG,
Know what you mean about Krups.
One of the places I work at has a cuisineart ice cream machine I do stuff in.
Very Frustrating!
I just found some Musso machines that I think I can get for one of my places.
It's at makeicecream.com.
There's one for 599.00 & one for 999.00.
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#19 bripastryguy

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Posted 25 April 2003 - 08:32 AM

I hate those containers, its so much easier with the standup machines.

I would go with the one for $999.00, it is a hefty price tag. But store bought is not that great
"Chocolate has no calories....
Chocolate is food for the soul, The soul has no weight, therefore no calories" so said a customer, a lovely southern woman, after consuming chocolate indulgence
SWEET KARMA DESSERTS
www.sweetkarmadesserts.com
550 East Meadow Ave. East meadow, NY 11554
516-794-4478
Brian Fishman