Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Coq Au Vin and Butternut Squash Soup

Coq Au Vin (Chicken with wine) and Butternut Squash Soup

I'll be posted the recipe links later.

Butternut Squash Soup with nutmeg, sea salt, pepper, and thyme sprinkled on top

Coq Au Vin with side of rice

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pork Ragout

Tonight's dinner was Pork Ragout.

The recipe I based it off is here.
I didn't use any sausage and was lacking 1 can of tomatoes.

.83lb pork tenderloin
3/4 chicken broth
3/4 red wine
14oz organic dice tomatoes
1/4tsp salt
1/4tsp pepper
1c chopped white onion
1Tb fresh rosemary
8oz of organica Italian pasta

Cooked per the recipe link above.

The Australian wine I used. I bought it at Fresh & Easy

It came out well despite missing not having enough canned tomatoes. I reduced it to make up for it.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Comme Ça, Las Vegas

Comme Ça opened Dec 15th along with the The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The hotel is sandwiched between the City Center and Bellagio. The patio has a view of the Paris hotel, ironic since it's a French restaurant? A shame it was too cold and windy, we sat inside. The walls are basically chalkboards, where yes you can draw on them near the restrooms. The service was spectacular! It's a very relaxing environment with a friendly staff and great food. I'd definitely go back and shall try the Hollywood location someday! I'll even try his new cafe in Tokyo if I get the change to visit Japan again. On to the food.....

We both ordered the set 3 course lunch meal.

The soup du jour was a butternut squash soup:

Endives salad:


The Chicken Diable, very spicy but not hot:


Chocolate Pot De Crème

The owner/chef of Comme Ça, David Myers and us at the patio

Part of the place mat:

Interior shots:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


This is my 2nd attempt at making brioche. I went out and bought some 5.75" tin brioche molds from Sur La Table. I bought the made in france ones rather then their cheap made in china version.

Here's the result!

The recipe is from here!