What did you eat last night for dinner?

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  1. Nil

    Nil Senior member

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    Whipped up some fish fragrant eggplant which is in the running for worst sounding translation for a food item ever.
     
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    Nice.
     
  3. MikeDT

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    School dinner.
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    Assorted parts of chicken, aubergines(eggplants for those in the USA), rice, scrambled eggs and tomato.
     
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    The shanks were seasoned with toasted coriander, fennel seed, black peppercorn, salt & pepper, then browned on all sides. Braised in a combination of Port, chicken and veal stock, (mirepoix, bouquet garnis, star anise, cloves); left to cook for around 2 hours. Then, strained and reduced the braising liquid: both to a sauce, and then a syrup, which the shanks were coated in before being put under the broiler for a few minutes.

    Carrots, radishes, and onions were all steamed separately and then rewarmed and seasoned in an emulsification of chicken stock and butter.

    Swiss chard was lightly wilted in some browned butter.
     
  6. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Purple Bean Salad, Red Wine Vinegar Cream, Raw Heirloom Tomato (for Manton), Chive Oil.
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    Spiced Duck Breast, Port Poached Fig, Fig Puree, Sautéed Foie Gras.
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    Brillat-Savarin
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  9. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    OK, you overdid the tomato dish by a lot.

    where do you get foie around here?

    Also, are you always eating the early bird special?
     
  10. mgm9128

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    Shucks. I was hoping you'd like it.

    I got a lobe from a restaurant around here on Saturday; grade A, Hudson Valley. This, sadly, was the last of it.

    Yes, I usually eat early, but only because I rarely eat lunch or breakfast.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    It just looks too busy to me. I also don't know about the flavor combinations. I guess I don't know what a purple bean is.
     
  12. mgm9128

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    They taste just like a regular green bean, only they're purple. I found them at Whole Foods.

    The flavors were great; I made a second plate of that.
     
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    What did you do with the rest of that tomato?
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    similar to a dish I made not long ago (thanks, keller):
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    Ate it with some salt, pepper, and a drizzle of the chive oil. Best tomato I've had all summer.
     

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