Freshly cooked white beans, marinated in a smoky and spicy infused olive oil, sit atop a fresh and sweet pea and herb mash. These are two very different components that lift each other to new heights.
Inspired by the cuisines of the Mediterranean basin: Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and North Africa. These Mediterranean inspired recipes don’t pretend to be authentic. Instead, they celebrate the flavours of the Mediterranean.
Canned seafood is considered a delicacy on the Iberian Peninsula. While the spicy roasted cauliflower visually dominates this dish, the canned mackerel in aioli adds great depth and balance.
A dish of potato, rice, and tomato sauce doesn’t sound anywhere near as impressive as this potato risotto al salto with roasted tomato sauce turned out to be. Pan-frying leftover potato risotto transformed it from something good to something outstanding.
Packages of tasty, succulent duck breast, these duck dumplings are served in a mushroom and smoky bacon consommé. The consommé may look unassuming, but its intensity and clarity of flavour will take you by surprise.
Crabmeat is deliciously sweet. Combined with creamy ricotta and wrapped in crisp panko crumbs, and these crab and ricotta croquettes are delectable. But dip them in the sweet, sour, and salty roast tomato ponzu, and you will be asking for more.
The sweet and juicy cherry tomatoes perfectly complement the polenta croutons with their crunchy exterior and creamy centre. A balsamic vinaigrette brings a touch of acidity to draw everything together.
Using one of the most succulent and tasty cuts of lamb, this marinated rack of lamb is paired with creamy herbed parmesan polenta and a delectable gravy.
The crisp golden surface encases a slightly chewy and intensely flavoured centre. The banana, walnuts, cacao nibs, and sourdough starter contribute their unique strengths to shape these awesome sweet sourdough waffles.
Creamy and complex, this nigori sake-infused panna cotta pairs perfectly with the sweet yet tart blueberry reduction. Truly a “greater than the sum of its parts” experience.
Seared gnocchi is the foundation for this sweet umami-packed miso and pea creation. The charred red onion adds a nice counterpoint, its taste, texture, and colour.
The classic Beef Wellington reimagined with a more tasty, nutritious, and environmentally friendly black bean core. This Vegetarian Wellington is paired with a mushroom miso gravy, layering in loads of umami.
In Barcelona, a grilled eggplant flatbread would be known as coca. It’s also a close relative to the flatbread pizza. Adding XO sauce may not be typical of Catalan or Italian cuisine, but it works, adding complexity and heat.