Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September 2011 Restaurant

This month Flynn put on another dinner. This one was not themed but consisted of 14 planned courses, while he only served 13 due to the fact that he was running past his bedtime. The night was well received by all the guests, although Flynn had cut his finger pretty badly earlier during a frantic prep. Flynn fought through the pain and produced what I would say was one of his best dinners yet! 

pear juice with lime zest
tomato soup with burrata, two types of heirloom tomatoes, micro basil, lettuces, salt and pepper mist 

salmon with lemon cous cous, curry pudding, eggplant puree

cod cake with tomato saffron sauce and arugula pudding
In my last post, I took a picture of mysterious, brown egg things. To my surprise, they were actually the filling for his raviolis. Flynn explained to me that they were a combination of mushroom stock and butter that was gelatinized. Once they are heated up in a ravioli, they turn to liquid and explode in the eater's mouth. 

mushroom "soup dumpling" with sauteed mushrooms, parmesan, wilted romaine
Flynn plating with new staff members Alice and Savannah 

sous vide strip loin with polenta, roasted tomato, red wine blackberry sauce, parsnip chips, dehydrated olives, roasted garlic
frozen salad
sous vide lamb loin with fried mashed potatoes, sauce choron (béarnaise sauce with tomato puree)
compressed pineapple infused with mango juice, compressed cucumber infused with lime juice, kiwi, watermelon, cilantro

Friday, September 16, 2011

Preview of September Restaurant

This weekend Flynn is cooking for his September restaurant. I will be documenting this restaurant so all of the pictures should be up soon. Here is just a little preview of what he will be making. 
I have no idea what this is!

The Taste (Secrets from the Kitchen and Cellar)

Flynn, my mom, and I recently when to The Taste Secrets from the Kitchen and Cellar. For those of you who don't know what that entails, we basically just went around to a bunch of different restaurant's tables and ate some pretty amazing food. Flynn had his business cards on hand and passed them out to quite a few people so hopefully he will be apprenticing at some incredible restaurants soon. 
Ray's and Stark Bar (just one of the possible restaurants Flynn could be at)
Ray's and Stark Bar dessert (peach upside down cake)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Dining with Flynn-On the Road

On our way to the catering site in Santa Barbara, I filmed this short that my mother put together to the song "Pressure" by Billy Joel. She makes all the shorts for his youtube page (diningwithflynn) and this one expresses the pure insanity of our trip.