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Who Wants Fried Chicken?

Who Wants Fried Chicken?

Turns out nearly everyone does! Given that we are located in the chicken capital of the bay area (Petaluma), we have put a lot of work into perfecting our buttermilk fried chicken. It takes pride of place in lots of different ways on our menus […]

Lobster Egg Salad on Toasted Brioche

Lobster Egg Salad on Toasted Brioche

We love cooking live lobsters. The succulent decadence of this iconic American shellfish is inspiring to work with. We are also surrounded by organic chicken ranches in our neighborhood, who supply us with unbelievably fresh pasture eggs. So what could be better than to put these two mouth-watering ingredients together to create a rustic, late Summer hors d’oeuvre?

We make a simple salad of hard-boiled, chopped eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and Tabasco sauce. This is placed on Full Circle Bakery brioche toasted with butter and topped with boiled lobster pieces, roasted lobster roe, micro basil and Maldon sea salt.

Below is the process we use for cooking, cleaning and serving the lobster part of the recipe.

The court bouillon is made from water, salt, white wine, bay leaves, thyme and lemons. The lobster roe, when available, is rendered and then roasted in a very low temperature oven until just cooked through, we then shave it over the top of the salad for an intense lobster flavor kick and a beautifully colored garnish.

Boiling lobsters in court bouillon
Boiling lobsters in court bouillon
Picking lobster meat from the claws
Picking lobster meat from the claws
The empty lobster shells are picked clean of their meat and then used for stock
The empty lobster shells are picked clean of their meat and then used for stock
The diced lobster meat
The diced lobster meat
The roasted lobster roe for garnish
The roasted lobster roe for garnish
Lobster pieces, roasted lobster roe, micro basil & sea salt atop creamy egg salad on buttered brioche toast
Lobster pieces, roasted lobster roe, micro basil & sea salt atop creamy egg salad on buttered brioche toast
Early Girl Tomato Time

Early Girl Tomato Time

We know that Summer is here when the early girl tomatoes are out in full force at the Farmer’s Market and we start brainstorming ideas for Summer menus. Here are some of our favorite dishes so far. Capellini with Early Girl Tomato Sauce, Opal Basil […]