Sunday, September 7, 2008

Battle Arctic Char - September 7, 2008

We concluded our “official” Coronado Concert in the Park/Iron Chef Season with Battle Arctic Char, substituting salmon or trout in our featured dishes.

Kai’s Salmon Tartare, served on toast points and garnished with fresh chives, was inspired by his and Hill’s recent Napa Valley/French Laundry experience.

John presented Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Stuffed Baby Golden Potatoes, garnished with Sevruga Caviar and Chives.

I prepared Bobby Flay’s Barbequed Salmon Tacos, with Red Cabbage Slaw and Chipolte Cream Sauce, prepared tableside with fresh, warm tortillas.

Sparks, sporting her fresh mani and pedi, was disappointed when “David” no-showed (it was a little short notice to fly in from Russia). However, we did send her home with the photo of him sporting his Arctic Char and well-defined “trouser trout.”