We were given the option of 3 menus that we would draw from and cook. Each menu had one item we had never made before.
My menu was:
-Poblano and Potato Soup
-Mesclun Salad with Cranberries and Apples
-Tandoori Chicken (This was the item we had never made before)
-Sauteed Green Beans
-Peach and Blueberry Cobbler
We were partnered with people we had never worked with either. My partner was really nice and we worked really well together. We got a 98! We were also the second team finished.
I mentioned before that I adore this soup. The only problem we had was the soup was a little to thick and it was under seasoned.
This salad is one of my favorites. I love the dressing paired with the apples. The only problem with it was the knife skills.
Chef said that normally students mess up the Tandoori sauce by over-reducing it. We didn’t though! The rice pilaf and green beans were perfect.
I made a special whipped cream to go with the cobbler. It was loaded with Brandy. The cobbler was amazing.
We also had to do knife skills. My knife skills suck. Really really suck. I use my knife to cut butter, that’s really it.
So here is my tray. I got an 85. Which isn’t terrible, but I did better in the past. I had some issues withe potatoes (both the tourne and the allumete) I also didn’t mince the garlic enough.