Tuscan Kale Salad with Currants Sunflower Seeds and Parmesan - Kale inundates us year round - so much so that we lose track of the fact that it does have a peak flavor season, starting about now! The currants in this salad pair perfectly with salty parmesan.
Roasted Beet Salad - This roasted beet salad with pickled watermelon radish, toasted hazelnuts & truffle oil is nothing short of divine.
Turmeric Roasted Carrots - The caramelization that comes from roasting root vegetables just fits with the warm colors and flavors of fall. We love the combination of carrots with vibrant yellow turmeric and fragrant cumin, coriander and mint.
Boneless Short Rib Braise - This dish takes flavor inspiration from French Vietnamese cooking. It offers a wonderfully rich and complex flavor, seasoned with lemongrass, ginger, anise, Thai chili, daikon radish and Thai basil.
Baklava - Showcasing crispy filo, toasted walnuts and almonds, cinnamon , orange blossom honey and a hint of brandy. Don't be intimidated, once you learn to work with filo, it will only take you about an hour and will be a show stopper for your holiday table
Oranges with Dates and Rosewater - This elegant composition of flavors from the Middle East is refreshing, delicious and so simple to make. It works equally well as a side salad or dessert.
Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad with Candied Walnuts - Seasonal persimmons and pomegranates make an eye catching combination. This salad is festive and brightens a heavy holiday meal.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Lemon - This preparation of brussels sprouts is a fixture on our fall and winter dinner buffet. We use Broadbent's Smoke House Applewood Bacon, slicing it thickly off a slab. We sell out every time we make it.
Braised Lam Shanks - Allspice, cumin, nutmeg, smoked sweet paprika and cinnamon enrich this Italian classic. We love this hearty dish alongside cheesy polenta.
Pears Poached in Port with Mascarpone - Poached pears are an elegant yet light finale to a hearty fall meal. We opt for the diminutive Seckel pear or incredibly sweet Comice.