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  1. #1
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Hypothetically speaking...

    One of the few multi-Michelin-star restaurants in this area is Gary Danko,
    in San Francisco. I looked over the Gary Danko menu tonight
    (http://www.garydanko.com/site/menu.html), and it struck me that there were
    only a few dishes I *couldn't* cook (mostly because I can't get yuzu, and it
    would be too much trouble to get Osetra caviar or frog's legs). But now I'm
    thinking about putting together a dinner which contains items from that
    menu.

    If you were going to be cooking a meal from that menu, what would you make?

    Bob


  2. #2
    cshenk Guest

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    "Bob Terwilliger" wrote

    > in San Francisco. I looked over the Gary Danko menu tonight
    > (http://www.garydanko.com/site/menu.html), and it struck me that there
    > were only a few dishes I *couldn't* cook (mostly because I can't get yuzu,
    > and it


    > If you were going to be cooking a meal from that menu, what would you
    > make?


    The coconet Thai curry with lemongrass.


  3. #3
    Serene Vannoy Guest

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    Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    > One of the few multi-Michelin-star restaurants in this area is Gary
    > Danko, in San Francisco. I looked over the Gary Danko menu tonight
    > (http://www.garydanko.com/site/menu.html), and it struck me that there
    > were only a few dishes I *couldn't* cook (mostly because I can't get
    > yuzu, and it would be too much trouble to get Osetra caviar or frog's
    > legs). But now I'm thinking about putting together a dinner which
    > contains items from that menu.
    >
    > If you were going to be cooking a meal from that menu, what would you make?


    Well, we eat fairly simply around here, so if I were going to make a
    meal based only on those items, it would look like this:

    Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Caramelized Apples, Pecans and Zatar Oil

    Risotto with Lobster, Shimeji Mushrooms and Butternut Squash

    Seared Sea Scallops with Butternut Squash Purée, Roasted Apples,
    Shallots and Red Peppere

    A Selection of Farmhouse and Artisanal Cheeses Presented Tableside

    Seasonal Sorbet Sampler with Cookies

    And now I'm kinda wanting this for dinner. :-)

    Serene
    --
    "I tend to come down on the side of autonomy. Once people are grown up,
    I believe they have the right to go to hell in the handbasket of their
    choosing." -- Pat Kight, on alt.polyamory

  4. #4
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 00:36:28 -0800, Bob Terwilliger wrote:

    > One of the few multi-Michelin-star restaurants in this area is Gary Danko,
    > in San Francisco. I looked over the Gary Danko menu tonight
    > (http://www.garydanko.com/site/menu.html), and it struck me that there were
    > only a few dishes I *couldn't* cook (mostly because I can't get yuzu, and it
    > would be too much trouble to get Osetra caviar or frog's legs). But now I'm
    > thinking about putting together a dinner which contains items from that
    > menu.
    >
    > If you were going to be cooking a meal from that menu, what would you make?


    Anybody can make the dishes there provided they have the ingredients
    are available (and money). But I doubt it will be anything like
    eating at Gary Danko. Are you trying to get out of taking Lin to
    Danko's for her birthday?

    -sw

  5. #5
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Steve wrote:

    > Are you trying to get out of taking Lin to Danko's for her birthday?


    Going there on her birthday isn't feasible because of my work schedule.
    Going there on our *anniversary* is a definite possibility. (Besides, the
    anniversary is less than two months away.) But I'm still hopeful of getting
    into French Laundry for that.

    Bob


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    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Hypothetically speaking...

    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 19:41:12 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    >Steve wrote:
    >
    >> Are you trying to get out of taking Lin to Danko's for her birthday?

    >
    >Going there on her birthday isn't feasible because of my work schedule.
    >Going there on our *anniversary* is a definite possibility. (Besides, the
    >anniversary is less than two months away.) But I'm still hopeful of getting
    >into French Laundry for that.
    >
    >Bob


    Hey!

    What about my birthday??!! It is coming up in less than 3 weeks....

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    koko Guest

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    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 19:56:06 -0800, Christine Dabney
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 19:41:12 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
    ><virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:
    >
    >>Steve wrote:
    >>
    >>> Are you trying to get out of taking Lin to Danko's for her birthday?

    >>
    >>Going there on her birthday isn't feasible because of my work schedule.
    >>Going there on our *anniversary* is a definite possibility. (Besides, the
    >>anniversary is less than two months away.) But I'm still hopeful of getting
    >>into French Laundry for that.
    >>
    >>Bob

    >
    >Hey!
    >
    >What about my birthday??!! It is coming up in less than 3 weeks....
    >
    >Christine


    Mine's in October, you have plenty of time to prepare :-)

    koko
    --

    There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    George Bernard Shaw
    www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    updated 02/20/10

  8. #8
    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 20:21:18 -0800, koko <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 19:56:06 -0800, Christine Dabney
    ><[email protected]> wrote:


    >>What about my birthday??!! It is coming up in less than 3 weeks....
    >>
    >>Christine

    >
    >Mine's in October, you have plenty of time to prepare :-)
    >
    >koko


    And my big 60 is next year..so you have an extra long time to
    prepare!!!

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  9. #9
    koko Guest

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    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 20:26:15 -0800, Christine Dabney
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 20:21:18 -0800, koko <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 19:56:06 -0800, Christine Dabney
    >><[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >>>What about my birthday??!! It is coming up in less than 3 weeks....
    >>>
    >>>Christine

    >>
    >>Mine's in October, you have plenty of time to prepare :-)
    >>
    >>koko

    >
    >And my big 60 is next year..


    >Christine


    Whippersnapper.

    koko
    --

    There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    George Bernard Shaw
    www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    updated 02/20/10

  10. #10
    bolivar Guest

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    "koko" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 20:26:15 -0800, Christine Dabney
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 20:21:18 -0800, koko <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 19:56:06 -0800, Christine Dabney
    >>><[email protected]> wrote:

    >>
    >>>>What about my birthday??!! It is coming up in less than 3 weeks....
    >>>>
    >>>>Christine
    >>>
    >>>Mine's in October, you have plenty of time to prepare :-)
    >>>
    >>>koko

    >>
    >>And my big 60 is next year..

    >
    >>Christine

    >
    > Whippersnapper.
    >
    > koko
    > --

    My sentiments exactly, koko!! lol

    Boli



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    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:30:20 -0500, "bolivar" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"koko" <[email protected]> wrote in message


    >> Whippersnapper.
    >>
    >> koko
    >> --

    >My sentiments exactly, koko!! lol
    >
    >Boli
    >


    Shaddup Boli.. who asked you???

    You are both brats in old fart's clothing..LOL. Of course Boli is the
    older fart...he's ancient.

    OB Food:

    Making Tammy's Afghani chicken tonight in advance of an old friend
    coming over tomorrow evening. I have only made it once before, but
    memory says it is even better the 2nd day. I will fix the rice
    tomorrow: will be using brown basmati this time. Trying to decide
    what to serve along side it. I don't feel like going out to the market
    again, as I bought way too much stuff on Friday. I have some dinosaur
    kale that I need to cook, so may cook it a la Terwilliger.. I am
    wanting something a bit acidic to also have with dinner..maybe just a
    green salad on the side. However, I have asparagus I got at Berkeley
    Bowl, and some eggplant that was on sale. I am rummaging through my
    cookbooks in search of ideas..
    Also making Delilahs for before dinner: I got some Plymouth gin today,
    as it is my favorite gin for these drinks. Had some lemons given to
    me from a co-worker this morning: her tree produces amazing lemons. I
    will use those for the Delilahs. I asked on Facebook about an
    appetizer beforehand, and I think I am leaning towards my Parmesan
    balls. Those Delilahs can pack a real wallop, so I need something to
    blunt the impact a bit. A few folks mentioned something fishy for an
    appetizer, but I don't have anything on hand..and I want to use what I
    have here.
    My main thrust is delicious and easy. I want to spend my time talking
    with my friend, who I haven't really had much contact with in the past
    10 or so years. And she is going through some difficulties, so I want
    to be able to just visit...

    Christine

    No dessert planned as of yet.

    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  12. #12
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Hypothetically speaking...

    Christine wrote:

    > What about my birthday??!! It is coming up in less than 3 weeks....


    But where will *you* be at that time?

    Bob

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    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 22:10:24 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    >Christine wrote:
    >
    >> What about my birthday??!! It is coming up in less than 3 weeks....

    >
    >But where will *you* be at that time?
    >
    >Bob


    Still here. My contract doesn't end til the weekend after my
    birthday...

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Christine wrote:

    > Also making Delilahs for before dinner: I got some Plymouth gin today, as
    > it is my favorite gin for these drinks. Had some lemons given to me from a
    > co-worker this morning: her tree produces amazing lemons. I will use those
    > for the Delilahs. I asked on Facebook about an appetizer beforehand, and I
    > think I am leaning towards my Parmesan balls. Those Delilahs can pack a
    > real wallop, so I need something to blunt the impact a bit. A few folks
    > mentioned something fishy for an appetizer, but I don't have anything on
    > hand..and I want to use what I have here.


    Honey-glazed bacon threaded onto skewers and dipped in dukkah: Call it
    "Samson Bacon"!

    I've posted the recipe for dukkah before:

    http://groups.google.com/group/rec.f...195e89c3?hl=en

    Bob


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    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 23:14:02 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:


    >
    >Honey-glazed bacon threaded onto skewers and dipped in dukkah: Call it
    >"Samson Bacon"!
    >
    >I've posted the recipe for dukkah before:
    >
    >http://groups.google.com/group/rec.f...195e89c3?hl=en
    >
    >Bob


    No bacon here, and I am not going out to shop again. I am making do
    with what I have here...

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Christine wrote:

    > No bacon here, and I am not going out to shop again. I am making do
    > with what I have here...


    Well, what *do* you have? And why don't you have bacon? :-)

    Bob

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    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 23:44:43 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    >Christine wrote:
    >
    >> No bacon here, and I am not going out to shop again. I am making do
    >> with what I have here...

    >
    >Well, what *do* you have? And why don't you have bacon? :-)
    >
    >Bob


    I thought I already mentioned what I do have....

    And I don't have bacon cause I am cutting back on getting stuff right
    now, til I know where I will be. Otherwise, I will end up tossing it,
    or giving it away.... About the only thing I am buying right now are
    vegetables..and even then I am trying to only buy what I need...

    I did buy more than I intended on Friday... like asparagus, and
    broccoli, and mushrooms. And the eggplant, which was in the bargain
    bin.

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  18. #18
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Christine wrote:

    > I thought I already mentioned what I do have....


    You mean Tuscan kale, asparagus, and eggplant are the ONLY things you have
    in the house? Do you have flour? Eggs? Milk? Butter? Yeast?

    Bob


  19. #19
    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 23:48:00 -0800, Christine Dabney
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >And I don't have bacon cause I am cutting back on getting stuff right
    >now, til I know where I will be. Otherwise, I will end up tossing it,
    >or giving it away.... About the only thing I am buying right now are
    >vegetables..and even then I am trying to only buy what I need...


    Adding to my own post.
    This dinner isn't so much about the food, as reconnecting with my old
    friend....Hence, I don't want to spend too much time on cooking this
    time around. I want it to be good, but I want it to be easy enough
    so that I am spending not much time in the kitchen, either tonight, or
    tomorrow. We have been having trouble coming up with a day when we
    are both off, and tomorrow was sort of an impromptu thing...

    For one thing, I am having to do some paperwork tonight, for one of my
    companies..and I just don't have a lot of time to spare.

    The chicken is almost cooked...and tasting good. The rice is easy to
    put together tomorrow, and is put into the oven and essentially cooks
    on it's own. I will put together the Parmesan balls in a bit, and
    chill them in the fridge: those will help absorb the Delilahs.. If I
    can think of something quick and easy for the eggplant (not baba
    ganoush) I might do it.

    The asparagus might just get roasted and served with some sort of
    lemony saucy thing. Not sure yet.

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  20. #20
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Hypothetically speaking...

    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 23:55:12 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    >Christine wrote:
    >
    >> I thought I already mentioned what I do have....

    >
    >You mean Tuscan kale, asparagus, and eggplant are the ONLY things you have
    >in the house? Do you have flour? Eggs? Milk? Butter? Yeast?
    >
    >Bob


    Yeah, but dinner has enough carbs in it for me, and for my
    friend..other than the aforementioned Parmesan balls..

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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