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Old 11-13-2006, 11:38 AM   #11
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It looks and sounds wonderful, Ironchef!

When I was in Lisbon in the Spring, the chef at the hotel where we stayed did a degustation menu, just for my husband and me.... We had become friendly with him and he suggested that we try one of his degustation meals on a Sunday evening when he knew he wouldn't be too busy. Must see if I can look out the menu and I'll post it - stupidly, we didn't think to take a camera into the restaurant.
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:37 PM   #12
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Isn't gelato supposed to be surved between the appitizer and main course? :P
Gelato is a dessert. It's an Italian "ice cream" although there's no cream in it. You're thinking of a sorbet which can also be served as a dessert, or as an intermezzo/palate cleanser.
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:44 PM   #13
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Beautiful plates and I think we all wish we could been there.
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:49 PM   #14
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Ironchef, again you've proven what a culinary artist you really are!

The courses are beautiful, and the various colors are so appealing!
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Old 11-13-2006, 01:16 PM   #15
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Just gorgeous, Ironchef, I can't believe you did it all for $90, excellent work!
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:08 PM   #16
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I wish I could taste these wonderful creations. I love just about any seafood and your salad course looks fantastic, as does your dessert. I would pass on the beef course only because beef doesnt agree with me, but other than that it looks so appealing.

All of these dishes are eye candy to me with your color and textures.
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:37 AM   #17
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Thanks. Sometimes it's frustrating though because what comes out on the menu can be dependant on other factors that are out of the chef's control. This was one of my more "vanilla" degustation menus, meaning that it was nothing too cutting edge because I had both cost and staffing restraints. But then sometimes it doesn't have to be totally avant garde. As long as the flavors are there, most diners will be happy.
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:01 AM   #18
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Cindy - a degustation menu is a tasting menu of smaller portions in which a foodie can savor LOTS of different things, a true foodies heaven!

A degustation menu is about the FOOD, not the company
OH WOW!!!! Wish I had the money!!!! BTW, that's how I like it, a little of this, and a little of that. I'M HUNGRY!!! Thanks a lot!!! lol
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What are micro greens and pea shoots? Looks yummy whatever it is :-)
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Old 11-22-2006, 02:56 PM   #20
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What are micro greens and pea shoots? Looks yummy whatever it is :-)
Micro Greens are just basically an assortment of the sprouts of other vegetables such as brocolli, curly cress, arugula, mustard greens, etc.

Pea Shoots are basically exactly that, the shoots (tendrils/leaves) of growing peas, most commonly from snow peas.
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