NO NO NO... this is NOT about Claudie's recipes.
I don't have any.
I'm not really into food, I just eat to keep alive.
It's about my Valentine gift to Randy this year. A day to hang out with 7 top French chefs from the Québec region. They were competing for a Micheline Star. No not a tire, a rating that is very "upetyup" in the cooking world.
It started at 11:00 AM, yeah I made it, and ended with a 5 course meal at the local community centre in our little village of Plantagenet. Who knew we had such a thing going on around here... not me.
My cousin Nicole found it.
Randy and Kenny were very happy to be able to watch the creations come to life, taste test and drink wine at the same time. That's tough you know. Nicole and I were just happy to get out and drink wine, lol. Kenny is the chef at their house, and Randy is the chef around here when the mood hits.
THE WINNING DISH...
not our favourite.
That arch thing is a piece of wood.
The competition was held at "LA BINERIE".
It's not a fancy place. It's where they make... you
got it, FRENCH BEANS.
Yes, the one's that make you fart.
But they are FRENCH farts, so they
don't smell, lol.
Details, details, details, holy macaroni.
My cousin Kenny and Randy in the kitchen.
Cute waitresses delivered the food to the competition table.
One dish was for us to eat.
They were judged on cleanliness in the kitchen, presentation, and of course taste and texture.
EVERYTHING was in FRENCH, so Kenny and Randy didn't understand a thing.
Nicole and I were translating all day and night.
This was my dish. Well, not this one...
this was the sample.
But we did get to eat all the samples.
I'm not sure what people find fascinating about food really.
But that's just me. I don't cook remember?
This won "BEST DESSERT". Phyllo with apple and soft Québec cheese with pistachios.
Admiring the goods.
This was some sort of ice cream rolled up with funny things around it.
It was OK.
This looks PRETTY, but didn't taste that great.
The brownie things were tasteless.
I liked the creativity. Looks like a crown.
This was my dessert. That is a MACARON.
Randy scooped me a couple more at dinner.
So delicious. I could have eaten just the
This dessert was lovely.
She had dried ice in that little glass cup.
The little tree trunk was maple sugar... yummy
This was an interesting dessert.
Wasabi with bacon and sorbet on the side.
Not sure what the other ingredients were...
but it was sweet.
One of the judges. The one with the hat.
Oh yes, and a little PINK chef.
At our table in the community centre.
Cute centre pieces with lemons, cherry tomatoes.
Some had limes and oranges.
Wendy, I have your bracelet on : )
They were all so particular about the presentation. OMG.
This salad mix had edible flowers.
This was mine... it didn't win, but it was good.
That green slime is pea puree.
The chef also had a smear of sweet squash that totally complemented the chicken.
The winning dessert.
My yummy dessert. Crême brûlée, macaron,
and a brownie.
Could have done without the brownie.
This is Alain. He put the whole thing on and owns the BINERIE.
Nice guy, and HE spoke ENGLISH.
The awards and the winners.
Great night, great food, great company.
The winning chef is off to the Canadian finales. If he wins, he's off to Germany for the international competition.
"Good Luck Chef Pierre".