Coffee Dinner at Graham Elliot

not too near coffee discussion, or dated posts

Coffee Dinner at Graham Elliot

Postby Christopher Schooley on Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:25 pm

Check it out, peeps. We're pretty stoked.

http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/ ... inner.html

The Espresso is our RedLine which we have been retooling lately under Caleb's direction and there is an S.O. coffee paired with each course (which we are still finalizing today and tomorrow).
http://www.coffeeshrub.com
Armed to the teeth with secret words
Christopher Schooley
 
Posts: 165
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:25 am
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
full name: Christopher Schooley
company: Coffee Shrub
: www.coffeeshrub.com

Re: Coffee Dinner at Graham Elliot

Postby jmc on Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:36 am

nice
Jay Cunningham
intelligentsiacoffee.com
jmc
 
Posts: 231
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:44 am
Location: Chicago
full name: Jay Cunningham
company: Intelligentsia
: www.intelligentsiacoffee.com
: www.directtradecoffee.com

Re: Coffee Dinner at Graham Elliot

Postby Christopher Schooley on Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:25 am

Dinner was for the reals.

graham elliot /
metropolis coffee extravaganza
3.25.09

white escolar sashimi
avocado mousse, plantain chips, toasted coconut, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe paint
with
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe served cupping style

Mexico Terrunyo Nayarita Natural Dry poached scallops
sunchoke puree, frisee lettuce, brioche croutons, bacon vinaigrette
with
Mexico Terrunyo Nayarita Natural Dry served cupping style

Colombia San Rafael crusted beef
creamed watercress, potato pancake, poached egg, redeye gravy
with
Press Pot brewed Colombia San Rafael Lot 1 served in stemless wine glass

Intermezzo
Ethiopia Unwashed Sidamo Stout Beer

dark chocolate donuts
vanilla cream, salted caramel, coffee soil, Brazil F.A.F. gelato
with
Press Pot brewed Brazil Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza Emilson Mondo Novo
Served in ceramic cappuccino cup

Super rad experience. The scallops were poached sous vide with the Mexico. The texture of the scallop along with the sunchoke was unbelievable and the way the layered natural dry flavors from the coffee worked with the earthy sunchoke and the bacon vinigrette was a real standout. One of the servers, Clint, brewed the Stout at home. He cold-concentrate brewed the Sidamo and then introduced it to the beer after fermentation. He didn't use any choc/choc. style malts either. I felt that you could really taste the Sidamo, yet it was perfectly laced and balanced with the stout. I'll post some pictures later. The beef with the red eye gravy which had some of the bright cherry/tomato acidity from the Colombia (which was served in the wine glasses to focus that brightness) was way boss, and the floral and lemon notes in the yirgy were brilliant with the escolar which is just a beautifully sweet fish. Coffee and donuts for dessert was perfect, all the sweetness in the and body in the Brazil was perfectly matched in the dark chocolate and salted caramel. The gelato was just stupid ridiculous good. Awesome dinner. Reallly a blast and everyone was really blown away at how it all worked together.
http://www.coffeeshrub.com
Armed to the teeth with secret words
Christopher Schooley
 
Posts: 165
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:25 am
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
full name: Christopher Schooley
company: Coffee Shrub
: www.coffeeshrub.com


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests