Today was cooking class. Mom and I went to 801 Franklin to learn how to cook fish. For a few hours we hung out with the chef at the restaurant as he showed us how to prepare different dishes. Did I really learn anything, no. But mom and I had a lot of fun together. We came away with a few good recipes and met some very interesting people.
One thing I did learn is about was that some fish are "wormy". Amberjack and Mahi apparently have worms in them. When they are cooked they curl up and are little white things with in the fish. Nope not gonna eat that fish any more.
Hopefully, after this introduction to fish mom will now be able to consume certain fish.
Chef Bill preparing our shrimp bilini (pretty much a shrimp pancake).
Shrimp pancake with a crémé fraîche
This one is a savory cheesecake with bacon and blue crab meat. Mom and I actually couldn't taste the crab. It was mostly the bacon we tasted. Served warm with crackers as an appetizer. Super tasty!
This is breaded swordfish and halibut with 3 different sauces. Mango, a rémoulade, and a tartar sauce. (All L to R)
After we helped "cook" or watch people cook we got to try it all. We washed it course down with a different wine pairing. Definitely a great way to start the day with 3 glasses of wine and some tasty food!