Sunday, August 17, 2008

Battle Puff Pastry - August 17, 2008

The Coronado 2008 Summer Concert In the Park Season is winding down, with only FOUR remaining Concerts/Coronado Iron Chef Battles...what will we do when it’s all over??

Battle Puff Pastry was another great Battle. We apologize for arriving a little late with the tables, but the 461 Palm Avenue Kitchen Stadium was a bit hectic with only one oven and three Puff Pastry entries for the competition!
Thanks again to Sparks aka Dodo-catcher extraordinare, for setting up the tarp early, reserving our coveted grass under the Jacaranda tree, and supplying us with bottles of wine, plates, napkins and utensils. Also, big hugs and kisses to Rich for his sweet note and Fibber McGees’ shirts! We miss you and hope to see you for a visit soon.

The crowd was hungry and waiting, with plates in hand, and the Chefs’ creations disappeared quickly! As a result, I was a bit negligent in my photo journalism duties. I tried to photograph all the dishes, but failed to fully note all the names and ingredients. I also elected to remain firmly planted in my chair throughout the evening, with my glass of wine in one hand and too many calories to count on my plate in the other hand, and did not come home with any photos of our Chefs and guests! My apologies.

However, as you can see from the few photos attached, all the dishes were spectacular and included the following:
  • Kai’s Short Ribs Wellington
  • John’s Chicken and Black Bean Empanadas with Chile con queso
  • Pam’s Caramelized Onion, Gruyere and Kalamata Olive Tart
  • Carmen’s Choux Cheese Pastry Puff, Avocado and Bacon-Wrapped Meatball Sliders
  • Denise’s Baked Angel Hair, Eggplant, Turkey Sausage, Marinara & Mozzarella Pie
  • Madeleine’s Strawberry Smootie Angelfood Cake
  • John’s Almond Joy Surprise

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