Lamb fillet slices with green pepper mint sauce

This dish was very intricate to layer. From top to bottom, this is chiffonade mint topped over a garlic purée quenelle, over thin slices of medium-well lamb slices, roasted plum tomatoes, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, onions, spinach, and green pepper sauce.

Tian d’angeau et sa petite sauce à la menthe et poivres verts

This dish is not from a specific French region as my past several dishes have been. It’s considered “cuisine légère“, or light cooking. There is no butter and very, very little fat used in this dish.

Plating these dishes was particularly tedious.

The mint sauce on the side is a apparently the British way to enjoy lamb.

February 7th, 2017


Duck breast with citrus jus and spinach mousse

This dish is from Aquitaine again, specifically Landes d’Armagnac.

Filet de Canard aux Agrumes, Mousse d’Epinards

This dish was yet another fun addition to my repertoire. The ends of the duck breast should have be trimmed prior to plating, but c’est la vie. This dish is garnished with crisp potato gaufrettes, orange segments, and duck jus with orange zest julienne.

January 27th, 2017


Grilled beef fillet with béarnaise sauce and bridge-cut potatoes

Filet de boeuf grillé, sauce béarnaise, pommes pont-neuf

The potato “fries” were delicious and the béarnaise sauce was the best I ever made. The steaks, however, were not.

One was supposed to be rare, and the one medium, but mine over-cooked so fast that both of these tenderloin cuts are beyond well-done. Ah well. Believe it or not, they still tasted alright.

November 29th, 2016