The Inn Crowd is delighted to welcome my long time friend Archie McLaren, director of The Central Coast Wine Classic. Archie regales us with wine tales and his whit and charm. Mariculturalist Doug Bush drops by to deliver his farmed abalone for the first course. And naturally, host Craig Case is there to greet and eat.
I also want to thank the YTS video productions team of Gary, Harlene and William Conlin for a professional job of filming and editing the show. The Foley Food and Wine Society has generously provided sponsorship including the Crossroads Estate for our studio and selections from their fabulous wine portfolio.
The menu features my all time most popular signature dish, Cultured Abalone. The Cultured Abalone farm has been growing abalone for almost two decades. It's an onshore facility nestled by the coast in Goleta, California. The abalone are fed a natural diet of various types of seaweed and are marketed to restaurants after 18-36 months. The main course is braised, boneless beef short ribs, slowly cooked in a red wine broth until fork tender. Lastly, the great Sablé aux Fraise, created by chef Albert Roux of Le Gavroche is the featured dessert.
Put on your apron, fire up the oven and unsheathe the knives, it's time to get cooking. We'll supply the recipes and inspiration, the balance is in your frying pan.