We decided to be ambitious for our first meal as bloggers, and what better night to pretend we are Master Chefs than the night of the finale of Top Chef: Masters, and the first episode of Top Chef: Las Vegas.
6 Courses, 3 Hours, 1.75 Fails
First Course: Granny Smith apple slices with blue-brie and a red wine balsamic reduction
Second Course: Shrimp & Grits with monteray jack, sharp cheddar, green onions and bacon
Third Course: Squash quiche with shallots, cream cheese and aged Mexican queso.
(We intended this to be a tart, but it turned out great as a quiche, so no complaints).
Fourth Course: Chile Rellanos - Roasted red and green jalapenos stuffed with brie and aged Mexican queso, respectively, and a roasted poblano lined with roasted banana pepper and stuffed with monteray jack, all topped with some bacon strips
Fifth Course: Steak and home-made potato chips with fried shallots and mole-fail-sauce.
Yeah, that red sauce was supposed to be a mole - too much tomato, not enough chocolate.
Dessert: Molten Lava Chocolate Cake -
...but either over-cooled or under-cooked