This week Nana and I not only enjoyed the adventure of testing the Tourteau de Chevre recipe, but we also took a spontaneous road trip to Manhattan to visit the Chelsea Market and Mario Batali's new food emporium - Eataly.
|High Line near Chelsea Pier|
|Chelsea Market Vendor|
It was all spectacular and we made the most of our trip by coming home with "Fat Witch" Brownies (who doesn't love that name......), Eleni's cookies, Sarabeth's jams and granolas, and other wonderful goodies.
We lunched at the James Beard foundation restaurant at the Chelsea Market and would highly recommend it - a very hearty gourmet lunch for a great value. And that gourmet lunch included a quinoa option. If you followed our post, the Dorie quinoa recipe was our first foray into cooking with this ingredient and we were not completely sold...but more than willing to go back and try a savory recipe. I think we found it - the minted quinoa salad Nana was served was spectacular (I tested it too :) and we will be trying to replicate it in the future. We hope everyone's week as wonderful and inspiring as ours - and by the way, we enjoyed the Tourteau as well !
|An amazing $10 meal.....|
After all that running around in NYC (ok, after all the treats we brought back) we decided to get together to prepare a single Tourteau.
|Nice to use that cognac again.....|
|We opted for the savory pastry.|
|Out of the oven and standing tall.|
It was fun working on this week's recipe because Tricia
and I teamed up to make the tourteau de chevre.
I prepared the tart dough early since it needed to be
chilled, and then during the day we
got together to work on the finished product.
The end result was good and looked wonderful.
We added cognac as our flavoring and it
really worked nicely. I noticed that after it
was chilled, the taste of the goat cheese came out
much stronger and was more flavorful.
Hubby and I enjoyed it very much.