The chicks have been busy trying to approach blogging from all angles, so when we had the opportunity to meet with food bloggers and enjoy the creations of a Le Cordon Blue trained Executive Chef, we naturally jumped at the opportunity.
Chef Jarvis Belton had meticulously designed our five course dinner with all our senses in mind. NOTHING was left behind — we truly ate with our eyes, nose, ears, tongue, and fingers! During this exclusive dining experience for bloggers and photographers only, Chef Belton considered not only the preparation of the meals, but also the presentation.
Having trained at the international Le Cordon Blue culinary institute in Mallorca Spain, he learned the hard way that it takes a ton of patience to cook a rice pudding and the how much team work is required to build dishes with ingredients from all over the world. With creative ingredients, he put a spin on a traditional dishes such as a pumpkin ‘mashed potato’ paired with a mouthwatering peach chutney (who knew!?!) or a crostini with garlic, fig, and fennel (yum!)
Paired perfectly with wines from all over the world, this dinner had us in sensory overload. After enjoying a salad with a chocolate jalapeno balsamic drizzle (you read that right) and our main dish, we were advised to wash our hands for dessert. Hesitantly, we returned unsure of what was in store. Chef Belton meticulously built out desserts on top of our hands with a hand churned whip cream, fresh fig, and caramel drizzle which we ate with a spoon right off our hand. Just delightful and different.
Having an intimate dining experience where you can interact with the chef directly was a truly unique experience. The casual conversations with others who also enjoy documenting what they eat was also really fun. Learning about what people are up to over a delicious meal will always round out a perfect chick-tastic evening.
Your Party Chick,