|At least I am thinner|
|Michael White's Scallop|
|Carlo and Michael|
|Eggo Yolk Pasta wth White Truffle|
The School is very intimate and we had many of the Milanese city officials and general entourage with Carlo. There were interpreters, photographers, Officials from the 2013 Expo, representatives from Grana Padano Hard Cheese and a Vintner. Michael started with creating a Scallop dish that was on top of a pureed butternut squash, with Olive Oil and Balsamic the Scallop was topped by a sliver of Parmigiana Reggiano. Carlo Cracco took the stove with his interpreter and proceeded to make two fantastic dishes not only for taste but for their creativity. Dish 1 started with Fresh Mussels which were shelled and the shell was kept cleaned and dried. He then made pasta sheets and painted it black with squid ink and laid them in the shell to form them into edible mussel shells. He dried them made them crisp in the oven and then placed the mussel back in the shell and created an edible mussel with shell. Dish 2 was an Egg Yolk Pasta with White Truffle. This is a flour less pasta that is created with desiccated egg yolks. I will make it more appetizing now, Carlo had brought over from Italy eggs from chickens that eat only carrots. The result is a orange yolk he then placed the yolks in salt to literally suck the moisture out of the yolk to create a yolk putty. This takes 24 hours. The Yolk putty becomes the pasta which is made into a Tagliolini. The Tagliolini is then dried and microwaved for 40 seconds and then served with slices of White Truffle creating a finger food. There are no other ingredients. The result is rich salty and with the fragrance of White Truffle. Hmm really must have liked it.
|Crait Teaching Kenny a New Rub Wasabi|
|Simple but good|
|Mark showing us how to open a bottle of Champagne|
What was coincidental was that I had done a review in Aspen of a BBQ event that we ran into and come to find out it is hosted by Kenny and I thought his ribs stood out.