"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Today's Menu
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-10-2008, 09:01 PM   #1
Executive Chef
 
AllenOK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA, Oklahoma
Posts: 3,463
Oh My Gosh! (This one's for real!)

I went in to work today, to start prepping my line in anticipation for re-opening the A la Carte menu tomorrow night (we shut down for a 10 days to deep-clean). I'm happily prepping away, when the Chef gives me a copy of the new menu that's going live next week.

Ok, I'm flipping through it, looking for new menu items coming from my line. I start spotting them, and there's a lot! I have three new apptizers. I'm wasn't surprised to see the Lobster Shiitake Gratin app that I did several weeks ago. That one was a really big hit (the Chef came up with it, I made it). I was again, not surprised to see my Beef Bourginonne on the appetizer menu. That was my idea from the get-go, plus my cooking. However, I was really surprised to see my Baked Fromage (on the appetizer board) was also included on the menu! Sweet!!

That makes three menu additions that are my ideas (the two mentioned, plus a sandwich I started making last year).

In addition, there are many new menu items that I'm going to have to make. Off the top of my head, a Lobster "Mac and Cheese", a 4-cheese Fusilli Bake, and a cornbread- and andouille-stuffed chicken breast.

__________________

__________________
Peace, Love, and Vegetable Rights!
Eat Meat and Save the Plants!
AllenOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 09:04 PM   #2
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
Wow, good for you Allen!! That is fantastic. It all sounds really good too!
__________________

__________________
texasgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 09:05 PM   #3
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Raton,NM, USA
Posts: 4,573
Quote:
Originally Posted by AllenOK View Post
I went in to work today, to start prepping my line in anticipation for re-opening the A la Carte menu tomorrow night (we shut down for a 10 days to deep-clean). I'm happily prepping away, when the Chef gives me a copy of the new menu that's going live next week.

Ok, I'm flipping through it, looking for new menu items coming from my line. I start spotting them, and there's a lot! I have three new apptizers. I'm wasn't surprised to see the Lobster Shiitake Gratin app that I did several weeks ago. That one was a really big hit (the Chef came up with it, I made it). I was again, not surprised to see my Beef Bourginonne on the appetizer menu. That was my idea from the get-go, plus my cooking. However, I was really surprised to see my Baked Fromage (look on the appetizer board for that recipe) was also included on the menu! Sweet!!

That makes three menu additions that are my ideas (the two mentioned, plus a sandwich I started making last year).

In addition, there are many new menu items that I'm going to have to make. Off the top of my head, a Lobster "Mac and Cheese", a 4-cheese Fusilli Bake, and a cornbread- and andouille-stuffed chicken breast.
Good for you Now go and kick some butt.
__________________
jpmcgrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 09:07 PM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,165
First of all, Allen, it sounds as though your expertise is respected as evidenced by the number of dishes that are "yours." Kudos to you. You are being noticed.

As for the rest, I hope you have your comfortable shoes on and have your sleeves rolled up. You have a lot of work ahead of you. Best wishes.
__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 09:27 PM   #5
Executive Chef
 
AllenOK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA, Oklahoma
Posts: 3,463
Thanks all. Yup, I do have a lot of work ahead of me.

My goal in life is to serve folks good food. I now have a secondary goal, which is to do everything I can to bring more folks into the club to eat. We've been loosing business the past few months, for various reasons. Some of those, I can correct. Some I can't.

I only have two words. "ACTION STATIONS!"
__________________
Peace, Love, and Vegetable Rights!
Eat Meat and Save the Plants!
AllenOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 09:32 PM   #6
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,395
Your hard work is paying off. That's great!

OK, now I'm hungry.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 09:43 PM   #7
Cook
 
itzalgud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Northwest
Posts: 53
Please tell me you are not putting sugar in the cornbread of your cornbread- and andouille-stuffed chicken breast.

Sorry, but being from the South, I shudder when I hear sugar and cornbread in the same sentence.
__________________
itzalgud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 10:48 PM   #8
Head Chef
 
David Cottrell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Norwalk, Ohio
Posts: 1,194
Congratulations AllenOK, you the Chef - way to go!
__________________
David Cottrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 04:41 AM   #9
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 3,270
Congratulations Allen!! I could go some of the lobster right now... it is almost dinner time here and I am beginning to salivate!
__________________
Too many restaurants, not enough time...
Bilby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 04:50 AM   #10
Traveling Welcome Wagon
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Somewhere, US
Posts: 15,919
Quote:
Originally Posted by itzalgud View Post
Sorry, but being from the South, I shudder when I hear sugar and cornbread in the same sentence.
LOL That is why I rarely ever eat cornbread anymore, unless I make it. I don't like the sugarless southern cornbread!

Allen--You have a lot to be proud of! Good job!

Barbara
__________________

__________________
Barbara L is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.