photo highlights from 7/31 & 8/2 courtesy of

thursday july 31, 2008…

  • porous buttermilk biscuit & jb’s coppa
  • hawaiian wahoo, mangosteen, sea beans & sour citrus
  • “gargouillou” of  aromatics from the summer garden…“the melody of that name, my love for the kitchen garden, and my fascination with nature have guided me to this interpretation.”…chef michel bras
  • fricassee of louisiana frog legs, swamp cabbage & red bean puree
  • gulf oysters poached in goat’s milk butter, honeycomb tripe, chorizo & grated cauliflower 
  • fig & basil gazpacho, whipped almond, lemon sorbet & guava
  • white chocolate & cherries

saturday august 2, 2008…

  • chilled compostion of roasted cherries, jb’s pancetta & aromatics herbs
  •  japanese hamachi, buddah’s hand perfume, cincinnati radish & avocado
  • warm akaushi shortrib paillard, sweetfish roe, cauliflower tapenade &  butterscotch
  • risotto de carnaroli, garlic scape kimchee, keiffer lime & goat’s milk butter
  • baby cuttlefish, compressed pea tendrils, beech mushrooms & foamy shellfish nage
  • broiled japanese eel, spare rib, golden raisin & preserved cucumber
  • chilled soup of effervescent berries, lychee & aromatic pearls
  • pulled chocolate ganache & banana-fenugreek puree













About greensandbeans

this blog focuses on the trials & tribulations of the culinary evolution and explorations in the kitchen. it is also an open forum to discuss food ideas, techniques & most of all to expose the "happenings" and discoveries that are occurring in our very own backyard. "feedin my dreams by eatin greens & beans"... cheers, randy rucker
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