One of those dishes was Choucroute
Garnie, a collection of cured meats with sauerkraut.
DUCKS IN KRAUT This recipe started as a take on the Alsatian classic choucroute
Nico is set to host a three-course choucroute
dinner highlighting cuisine from France's Alsace region on Feb.
The crystalline purity and strength make this a perfect winter white, as an elegant cocktail and to complement a flavorful breakfast, lunch or dinner of Alsace specialties gravlax (not too far from lox and bagels), jambon en croute (ham on rye), choucroute
(corned beef and cabbage) and l'oie d'Alsace (if you don't have goose, try the wine with turkey!)
A dish of Alaskan Pollock perched on choucroute
and topped with salty smoked bacon acted almost as a palate-cleansing prelude to the meat course.
Crispy leg of duck confit, roasted breast slices, mushroom choucroute
, Riesling reduction and roasted shallots $26 Pan roasted, porcini dusted chicken breast, gnocchi, roasted mushroom, cauliflower & spinach thyme reduction $21.5 Bouillabaisse of fresh Gulf seafood in a saffron and Herbsaint broth with a grilled crouton and rouille $25 FOR BEST RESULTS Parking is a slight challenge.
The fall after-theater crowd shrugs off furs and foulards, as waiters take balletic strides in ankle-length black-and-whites, balancing plates of choucroute
, andouille, and Baltic herring Bismarck.
I'm thinking of They're doing tapas-size plates, simple, satisfying dishes such as potau-feu, choucroute
and properly made coq au vin or boeuf bourguignon.
The mother lode of haute cuisine still has twice as many Michelin stars as any other nation, with great regional variety - from the wine-rich stews of Burgundy to the choucroute
I recall a tres moderne convention center, microphones and translators, unusual languages, diversity in color and ethnicity, a joyous community of singers and teachers from many world cultures, an impressive recital by an up and coming young American baritone named Thomas Hampson, and delicious choucroute
garnie sauerkraut and pork dishes.
The third is its wide-ranging inclusion of everything from pork popcorn to international fare from carnitas to choucroute
. The result is far more detailed than most, packing in dishes home cooks will want to duplicate.
Authentically prepared French favourites, from bouillabaisse to choucroute
, mix with robust local dishes, including oysters and pheasant, in season.