This year the Chicago birthday bash was apple-icious. Menu below with recipe-a-day to follow!
Sorbet – urban foraged apples, foraged sumac, bit o sugar, lime and Chinese salted rose water vinegar
Soup – apple, onion, ginger
Small falafel ball set on a dried apple disc with beet-apple sauce
Slice of cucumber with an egg salad of wasabe mayonnaise, apples, celery, celanto, and lime rind
Homemade apple fruit leather with grilled shitake mushroom, coconut jelly cube and fresh farmer’s cheese
Toastini , challah grilled in butter and broiled with dill cheese topped with two thin raw and crispy apple slices
tiny peppers with garlic mascarpone and dehydrated apple crumbled into tiny chunks
Roasted apple, polenta, Parmesan and applejack braised apples
Salmon poke with apples, sesame oil, sesame seeds, green onions, pickled ginger, soy, lemon and cilantro
Water caltrops with spicy apple compote
Silken tofu with foraged crab apple salt
Spring roll with daikon, apple, straw mushroom, apple honey vinegar.
Tapioca port wine custard with seared apple topping
Salted Carmel on thin apple slice