Saturday, July 4, 2009

David Waltuck at Charlie Trotter's

Quiet a while ago, April to be exact, I was invited to a luncheon at Charlie Trotter's to celebrate David Waltuck's latest book, "Chanterelle: The Story and Recipes of a Restaurant Classic." The lunch was carefully planned with seven recipes from the book.

~Chilled White Asparagus Soup with Smoked Salmon
~Crab Ravioli with Almond Oil & Avocado (shown here)
~Cod with Pigs Feet, Manila Clams & Fresh Herbs
~Sweetbreads with Sherry Vinegar & Wild Mushrooms
~Braised Pork Belly with Apple Cider & Root Vegetables
~Ken Hom's Fruit Compote
~Fig & Goat Cheese Tart with Huckleberry Ice Cream

Waltuck's master sommelier Roger Dagorn also was at the lunch to talk about Chanterelle's wine program.

The combination of Waltuck's food and Trotter's service provided a perfect combination for a wonderful afternoon ... as is the usual outcome when dining at Trotter's.

Happy Eating! Mr. Foodie

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cooking Demos at Glen Ellyn (IL) Library

Anna Davidson, pastry chef at Honey in Glen Ellyn, IL, demonstrated making and decorating designer cupcakes this past week at the Glen Ellyn library to more than 30 tweens and their parents. It was huge success.

The library is hosting local chefs/restarurants who are doing various cooking demos. It's free to the public, last only one hour and is loads of fun ... free food, too!

Visit for more information about other cooking classes or call Foodie Public Relations at 630.913.6289.

Happy Eating! Mr. Foodie