Thursday, February 28, 2013


Those of you who follow us on Twitter or Facebook, know that we had a piggy kind of start to this week.  For those of you who don't, the following photo should sum things up quite well.

Gives new meaning to the term:  Fresh Food!  Everything but the oink is usable. 

Happy Cooking and Eating
Chef Leslie Bartosh

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Black Fin Tuna with Salmorejo Sauce

As a part of lab last night we tried a new recipe, thanks to Dean Nelson.  Dean Nelson was kind enough to donate some very nice Black Fin Tuna to the class.  The tuna was seared and then cooked briefly with the salmorejo sauce.  The sauce was nicely robust and played very well against the great tuna.

It was wonderful.  Thanks Dean Nelson for the addition to our class!

Happy Cooking and Eating
Chef Leslie Bartosh

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


The International cuisine class is Spain tonight.  Here is our menu:

Day Eleven Spain – Tuesday 2/12/13

Aceitunas Negras Alinadas (Marinated black olives)
Ajo Blanco (chilled almond and garlic soup)
Albornia (eggplant, peppers and tomatoes with cumin and cilantro)
Almejas a la Gaditana (Clams in a Sherry Sauce)
Andalusian meatballs
Brazo de Gitano ("Gypsy's Arm" Rolled Sponge Cake)
Champinones al Ajillo ( mushrooms)
Crema Catalana
Gallina En Pepitoria (Chicken Cooked in an Almond and Saffron Sauce)
Gambas al Ajillo (Shrimp in Garlic)
Gazpacho Andaluz
Gazpacho de Garbonzos ( garbanzo gazpacho)
Grilled zucchini
Lecho frito
Paella Valencia
Pepper Salad, Cadiz Style
Platanos al horno (Baked bananas )
Queso fresco (blanco)
Romesco sauce
Solomillo de Cerdo Ibericao en Adobo Exremeño (Iberian Pork Loin in an Adobo (Spice Paste) from Extremadura
Tortilla de Patata Jose Luis
Prep Char Sui
Black Fin Tuna with Salmorejo Sauce

Happy Cooking and Eating
Chef Leslie Bartosh

Monday, February 11, 2013

Eastern Europe Menu

Our class is visiting Eastern Europe tonight.  Here is our menu:

Apfel strudelfulle

Banitsa (Flaky Cheese Rolls)
Borshch Ukraïnsky Ukranian Beet Soup
Bramborava Polevko – potato soup
Bramborové Knedlíky (Bohemian potato dumpling)
Brotknoedel (bread dumpling)
Csirke paprikas (chicken paprika)
Fazolove Lusky na Paprice ( green beans with paprika)
Galuska ( small dumpling)
Gulyás (Hungarian Goulash)
Lecso (tomato and green pepper ragout)
Moraské Zelí (Moravian cabbage)
Srski Ajvar (Serbian Vegetable Caviar)
Székely Gulyás (Transylvanian Goulash)

Looking forward to it.

Happy Cooking and Eating
Chef Leslie Bartosh

Monday, February 4, 2013

Menu for Day 2 in France

Day 8 France Monday 2/4/13

Blanquette de veau
Champignons aux fine herbs
Egg noodles
Filet de poisson au vin blanc
Green beans ala bonne femme
Pomme de terre Dijon
Poularde al’Estragon
Red potato mushroom
Rice pilaf
Sauté de Veau Marengo
Tart tatin
Sauce Rouille and croute
Pate de Campagne
Escargot a la Bourguigognne, en vol au vent

Happy Cooking and Eating Chef Leslie Bartosh