Wow...winter flew by this year! I was pleasantly busy with lots of family dinners and Holiday cakes...as well as my busy ski patroller job at JHMR! I will be Pastry Cheffing again this summer at Persephone's Bakery (www.persephonebakery.com) making wedding cakes and desserts, and working hard with Personal Cheffing at Le Peaks Pantry . I am starting to get inquiries for events this summer, so get in touch if you are starting to plan a wedding, family gathering, or any special event that you would like to have help with?!
June 10th, 201112 pp. Corporate Dinner in Buffalo Valley/Grand Teton National Park
Provencal Bruschetta’s (tom/garlic/basil/balsamic mix on crostini’s with parmesan)
Spicy Shrimp on Tortilla Chip with Guacamole and Salsa Fresco
2009 Ponzi Pinot Gris Willamette Valley
Fresh Garden Green Salad, Goat Cheese, and Candied Pecans with Assorted Dressings
2009 Ponzi Pinot Gris Willamette Valley
Bacon Wrapped Bison Tenderloin, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms with a Red Wine Reduction
I had the opportunity to make the dessert for Dr. Greenbaum's Annual Summer Kick-Off Party yesterday, and after some discussion with my good friend, Dianna, it was decided to go big with some great cupcakes! I made over 120 assorted cc's...Chocolate with Chocolate Buttercream, Chocolate with Vanilla BC, Vanilla with Vanilla "blossoms" BC, Strawberry with Strawberry Vanilla BC, and Carrot Cake with a yummy Cream Cheese BC. They were a hit...to say the least. Thx for the motivation, Di...and Thx to Jeff for the chance to wow them! Everyone loved them:)
I also started a new "day job" this week at the restaurant, Eleaven, working as the Pastry Chef/Baker/Jack of All Trades...thx to the owners, Hunter and Molly! Summer is here!
I've had several inquiries lately for menu ideas for the Christmas Holiday Season. If you are interested in cooking classes for kids and adults...from basics to advanced...get in touch. Make great gift certificates!
The Dog Days of Summer are here upon us in Jackson Hole:) It's warm, beautiful...and busy! What I like to think of as a "love-hate relationship". Things you love...and things you hate about life here. One thing I love is cooking. I picked up the oportunity to cook for a family that has a home in Indian Springs. Lots of kids...lots of family/friends. I did 2 dinners last week...kid friendly menu. Had a lot of fun. Have some nights booked in August, too. Thanks, Laura!
Here's a shot from 4th of July...I made a cake for the band...WSP:)
July 22, 20106 Adults/7 Kids
Goat Cheese Crostini’s with Balsamic Cucumber Medley
Roasted Sweet Red Pepper Soup with Cilantro Cream Garnish
Sautéed Idaho Trout with Lemon Pecan Butter
Wild Rice Pilaf
Sautéed Asparagus with Fresh Herbs, Shallots, and Garlic
July 23, 20108 Adults/7 kids
Spicy Shrimp on Corn Tortilla with Salsa Fresco and Guacamole
Red Cabbage Slaw with Warm Bacon Balsamic Blue Cheese Vinaigrette and Toasted Walnuts
I had a wonderful day yesterday catering a backcountry lunch for the Bednar Family. It was one of my first "glamping"-like (aka glamorous camping) experience. My assistant, Monica, and I hiked into a predetermined site, and met them with a beautiful spread of light to moderate portions of lunch for the kids and adults. It was great to get outside, hike, serve great food, and enjoy the spectacular views.
Tossed Salad Greens with a Balsamic Cucumber Medley
Marinated Flank Steak with Baby Broccoli, Red Pepper, and Scallions on Rice Noodles with Asian Dressing
Sliced Grilled Chicken and Chicken Tenders with ketchup
Penne Pasta tossed with Butter and Parmesan
Assorted Fresh Fruit
Chocolate Mousse with Orange-Thyme Confit
Also, on the 4th of July, I presented the band, Widespread Panic, with a cake that represented their new album cover, "Dirty Side Down", and since the show was at The Spud Drive-in, I put a spud on the back of the truck. I made the cake in memory of my great friend, Kathryn Miller:)
Thanks to WSP, Dom at Poppa Presents, and Monica of Jackson Cake Company for letting me have the chance to make things happen!
Well...summer has been taking her sweet time to arrive here in Jackson Hole, but I think she is finally here. The traffic tells me it is here...but the weather has been fickle. Business at my other job, Jackson Cake Co. is certainly going full force. Along with a full calender of wedding cakes, we are now providing desserts for Koshu, Pearl Street Meat and Fish, Bistro Catering, Maho Catering, Moo's Ice Cream, 3-Creeks Ranch, Terra Hotel, Snake River Lodge and Spa, Shooting Star, and Teton Pines. Also, we have wedding cake contracts with Amangani, Jackson Lake Lodge, Snow King Resort, The Coulior Restaurant, and more. If you have ever seen Ace of Cakes on the Food Network, then you will know exactly how my job with JCC is...a blast!