Gotham Bar and Grill Cookbook
Chef's secret recipes
Gourmands consider the Gotham Bar and Grill one of New York's finest restaurants. While not everyone can get to New York to sample Gotham's many pleasures, Alfred Portale, the restaurant's renowned chef and co-owner, reveals his culinary secrets in Alfred Portale's Gotham Bar & Grill Cookbook, a compendium of 100 of his most celebrated recipes. For the first time ever in any chef's cookbook, Portale not only reproduces the recipes for which he is so famous, he also explains why he uses particular combinations of foods, how he was inspired to "invent" a particular dish, and the reasons for preparing ingredients in a particular way.
From the simple pleasures of a potato cake to the chic sophistication of paté de foie gras, Portale builds flavor and creativity into every meal. Enjoy rave results with gourmet dishes such as Squab Salad with Couscous, Currants, and Curry Vinaigrette; Salmon with Artichokes a la Grecque; and Warm Chocolate Cake with Toasted Almond Ice Cream, or try the Seared Salmon, Potato Puree, Peas, and an Herbed Butter Sauce, or Lamb Shanks with Creamy White Beans and Yellow Turnip Puree. This well designed and inspiring gourmet cookbook tries to teach the reader how to think like a master chef and how to cook like the pro's. Perfect for any cookbook collection.