(Note: To read from the beginning of our adventures, scroll down to July 2).
The first evening of our holiday to upstate New York, we made reservations at the Escoffier. It’s one of the restaurants at the Culinary Institute of America, also known as the CIA.
Between the five of us, we had quite few of the choices that were offered on the menu including the following:
Salade de Coeur d’Artichauts, Champignons, Crevettes, Truffes et Haricots Verts Petites Laitues de Saison, Vinaigrette a la Moutarde Petite Salad of Artichokes, Mushroom, Shrimp, Truffles and String Beans Seasonal baby Lettuces, Grain Mustard Vinaigrette
Artichauts à la Barigoule Braised Artichokes, Mushrooms, Prosciutto Ham
By the time we got to dessert, we’d had one too many glasses of wine and were running out of time.
Julie and Dean had to get back to the train station for the trip back to NYC. Unfortunately, that second cup of French Press coffee forced them to miss the 10:00p train and they had to wait at the station until 11:00p….. oops.
Glace Maison à la Noix de Coco et Poivre Rose Tarte Tatin aux Ananas Pineapple Upside Down Tart with Coconut and Pink Peppercorn Ice Cream
Bananes Flambées au Rhum (Pour Deux) Bananas Foster
Tomorrow Jon, Joe and I head to our friend’s Charlie and Suvir’s farm. It’s called American Masala.