1st Course: Mushroom Flan
2d Course: Bocconcini (pasta crepes with cheese, egg stuffing and tomato sauce.
3d Course: Porchetta (roasted stuffed pork loin wrapped in pancatta with rosemary roasted potatoes.
4th Course: Chocolate Sformato
Ed Pyle prepared the prep tables for his recipes.
You can't go wrong with eggs, butter and cheese.
Simple ingredients for the dessert course.
Guest Red Barker started to prep the pork for the main course.
Ed made a great lentil pate to go with the quaffers.
Ron blanched the kale for the main course.
Efrain kicked off the event with some business items.
Past President, Eric Eisenbud had a few words of encouragment.
Mike Locascio looked good during his food safety talk.
Jay smiled, as usual!
Jay kept the stuffing stirred.
Stuffing for the pork.
Azzi and Ed get going on stuffing the pork.
It became an all-in activity.
This is a multi-layer dish and needed a head start to be ready for the main course around 9:30 PM.
Bill did an artistic job.
Mike showed off his ability to tie things up.
The sharp side goes down Azzi!
Mushrroms ready to go.
Omar saute's the mushrooms for the first course.
Sear it off first.
The pork is looking good.
Making the crepe's for the second course.
Getting ready to toast the almond slivers.
Mike discussed part of his extensive knife collection with Ron.
The flan has been steamed in cups and is now being plated.
The mushroom flan was outstanding!
harold covered his role in the course.
Mike continues to speak Italian. Love the bandage Mike!
Ed got his Italian up too and he praised the teams efforts.
Al did a great job with the wines for this event.
Crepes have been stuffed and cut into segments.
A few minutes in the oven and they are nicely toasted.
Getting ready for service.
Ron talked about his part of the dish.
Ross needed the script!
Al got in his wine description.
And Ed was very happy.
The pork is out of the oven and being readied for slicing.
Rosemary red potatoes we done to perfection.
Service gets going.
Great job guys. Porchetta in two hours is a feat and took great teamwork to accomplish.
Jay detailed his efforts.
Al had another winner.
Ed got into the finer points of the dish.
meanwhile, Azzi whipped up the zabaglione.
Lou melted the chocolate.
And the dessert came out of the oven to rest a while.
It must have been too much for Ron to wait before taking a small taste.
Chocolate Sformato with whipped cream. HMMM! Good!
Matt got a chance to talk about the dessert.
Azzi described the dessert steps.
Al had the perfect complement.
Ed spoke some more Italian as he praised all the teams who made his first attempt at being our chef a success.
THANK YOU ED, for a great menu, well thought out recipes and a perfect Event.