Guest Chef Dinner at La Boucherie on August 27 – Update!!

August 25, 2009

Time for an update folks! Last week saw Danny and I testing a few recipes for the dinner over on Vashon Island.

The dinner menu is going to be the following:

Smoked Salmon, Tomato, and Horseradish Cream Napoleon

Charcuterie Plate: Head cheese, Game Pate, and Red Onion

Homemade Sausage, Piperade, and Roasted Potatoes

Chicken Leg Confit with Bacon-Dripping Lentils (pictured above)

Pork Belly Roulade with Mushroom Duxelle with Melted Leek Coulis

Lemon Chocolate Tart

Cost is $65 a person.

La Boucherie is offering 1/2 priced wine, or a $10 corking fee if you bring that special bottle.

Dinner date is this Thursday! (August 27th) Service  starts at 7pm, directions here. Reservations required. My suggestion is to allow a couple of hours if traveling from Seattle to Vashon.

I just thought I would share a few more photos from the recipe test, which happened to be one of the best “food days” I have ever had. Cooking with Danny was utter joy. I haven’t had the luck of cooking with a professional chef before, especially one of Danny’s caliber.

WOW, just wow. The speed and efficiency is simply outstanding.  4 things on the go at once, and talking, laughing and joking around. Incredible to see.

The best news? There are still some seats available for this fun evening! Email me if would like more information, or to request a reservation. matt(at)mattikaarts.com - you are gonna have to copy/paste and swap out the (at) for @.. I really don’t want emails about dodgy bank accounts, or herbal enhancement pills.

So here are some photos from the recipe test! enjoy.

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  • Ronald August 25, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Hey Matt,

    This is one time I definitely wish I was going to be in the states. I have no doubt you will enjoy this event tremendously. Looking forward to the post festivities pics and story.

    Enjoy and gobble down an extra portion of those bacon-dripping lentils for me! :D



  • Hélène August 26, 2009 at 5:50 am

    This will be a fantastic event. Love the menu. Can’t wait to read more about it. Have a great time!

  • rachel August 26, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I wish…….
    Looks just wonderful, elegant and earthy at the same time
    hope the real thing goes well
    cheers to such good food and nice chefs x

  • Heather August 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    DAMMIT! We have a Vashon Island office and I would’ve loved to have made plans to come up for this. I’ll be in town for the weekend of September 27, though (bought the husband Bears v. Seahawks tickets for Father’s Day), maybe you can join me and Brittany and Brooke for a bite?

  • Giff August 27, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    You’re killing me :)
    That chicken confit and pork roulade… oh mannnnnnnn. Glad you’re having a blast. Menu is awesome.

  • Lang August 29, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Sorry to miss it! The menu is mouth-watering. When can we expect an encore performance??

  • hank August 30, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Nice menu — what was in the game plate? Too bad I am nearly 1,000 miles south of you, or I would have driven up for it.

    But I gotta say one thing: Dood! You need to eat more pork fat or butter or something! The Italian nonnas back home would not let you out of the house being so skinny…

  • kitchenbeard September 1, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Can’t wait to hear how it went.

  • jaden September 3, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    SHIT I missed dinner!!!! hungry hungry…