Chef David Baruthio and I have created our menu for the Second Chef et Bonne Femme night, which will be presented Wednesday, October 10. Call Baru 66 for reservations 277-6627.
The menu costs $35 per person (exclusive of tip and tax). Here it is.
• Soupe Crème de Lentilles au Jambon Fumé “Chef et Bonne Femme”
(Cream of Lentil Soup with Smoked Ham)
• Salade d’Endive aux Noix et Fromage Bleu
(Endive Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts)
• Pâté de Campagne “Chef et Bonne Femme”
Country-Style Pâté “Chef et Bonne Femme” with Seasonal Accompaniments
• Boeuf Bourgiguignon avec Pommes Frites fait par un Français
(Beef Burgundy with French Fries made by a Frenchman)
Truit aux Amandes avec Haricots Verts et Pommes Vapeurs*
(Trout Amandine with Green Beans and Steamed Parsley Potatoes)
NEWS FLASH: Due to questionable availability of trout, we are offering the following salmon dish in its place. We hope to have trout on an upcoming “bonne femme” night:
• Salmon with White Wine, Leeks, and Garlic, served with Chef’s rice pilaf.
• Gratin de Choufleur Alsacienne “Chef, sa Grande Mere, et La Bonne Femme”
Our vegetarian option: Gratin of pasta and cauliflower, made with béchamel sauce, in the style of the Chef, his Grandmother, and “La Bonne Femme.”
Optional Cheese Course: $10
Three cheeses selected by Le Chef et La Bonne Femme
• Iles Flottantes
(Poached meringues served over crème anglais, with caramel and chocolate sauces)
• Crepes Belles Hélène
(Crêpes with poached pears, ice cream, and chocolate sauce)
P.S.: Items signified “Chef et Bonne Femme” refer to recipes created by both the chef and bonne femme, which will be available in an upcoming book. All other recipes are from the The Bonne Femme Cookbook: Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day.
* The trout is the only thing we’re not sure about. We’re working to find great trout worthy of this evening. If we can’t find it, we’ll likely substitute another lovely fish dish. [Update: 10/8/2012: As it turns out, we will be serving the above-mentioned salmon dish instead.]