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Que c’etait delicieux! We arrived at about 6:15 to a nearly-empty restaurant, but that's because it's shoulder season in Mammoth Lakes and every business is either closed or deserted until ski season. We were seated at a table with a panoramic view of the mountains. Food: absolutely delicious. We started with a basket of the [...]



Winter is a time for snuggles and fires, friends and family and hearty foods to warm the soul! I went back to my roots for this French Classic! From the Savoie region in France near the Rhône-Alpes... A classic potato gratin with onions and bacon covered in melted Reblochon cheese. A hearty main dish or [...]


Crispy Stuffed & Baked New Zealand Green Lip Mussels

Winter is the right time for shellfish, and this recipe should take you through the season deliciously! Prep time: 30 minutes, cook time 10 minutes Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1/2-1 cup panko (for the crisp) 1/2 lb. unsalted European Butter, room temperature 1 shallot, minced 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 4 [...]

Crispy Stuffed & Baked New Zealand Green Lip Mussels2017-08-06T22:22:47+00:00

Oyster Mignonette Sauce

Winter is the right time for shellfish, and this recipe should take you through the season deliciously! This updated version of the delicate, traditional vinaigrette is a nod to the glamorous side of oyster-eating. In my opinion, it enhances the Oysters rich flavor, no matter the family, without over-powering the delicacy. Prep Time: 15 minutes [...]

Oyster Mignonette Sauce2017-08-06T19:11:30+00:00

Wild Mushroom Risotto

A richly decadent side or main dish perfect for fall. Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup unsalted butter 2 shallots, minced 1 pound fresh wild mushrooms of your choice, cleaned and sliced (rinse in water not soaked) 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves only 1 fresh bay leaf 1 1/2 cups white wine Salt [...]

Wild Mushroom Risotto2017-08-06T19:11:04+00:00

Ginger-Shrimp Wonton Raviolis

I was practicing my wonton folds one day and this idea came to me for dinner. Two of my wife Deb’s favorite flavors are ginger and lemon, thus the creation came to life… Makes 6 Ravioli – 1 per person for an appetizer, or 2 or 3 for a light meal Ingredients: 12 round wonton [...]

Ginger-Shrimp Wonton Raviolis2017-08-06T19:11:46+00:00

Classic Chicken Fricassee Alsatian

Serves 4 to 5 Ingredients 1 Large natural raised chicken cut in eight 2 Cups white pearl onions, peeled 4 Tsp. vegetable oil 12 oz. white button mushrooms; halved 1 Leek, using the white part only, split, cleaned well, and cut into 1 inch sections 2 Cloves garlic; crushed Sea salt & white pepper to [...]

Classic Chicken Fricassee Alsatian2017-08-06T19:09:40+00:00