Take a few minutes to sit and really listen. What do you hear? Every room or location has sounds that give us clues. Some sounds are more obvious than others.
Proteins that would normally dominate the plate often take a backseat to unexpectedly hearty plant-based alternatives. Award-winning executive chef Michael Gallina, who opened Vicia with wife Tara as the general manager just over a year ago, honed his skills alongside his future wife at James Beard Award-winning Blue Hill under chef Dan Barber.
There, the pair learned valuable lessons in cultivating the finest ingredients and elevating even the humblest ones to new levels. Beef Fat Roasted Beets. They pay close attention to what the land provides and let the available bounty guide them.
It means twice-weekly menu changes at minimum, and endless opportunities for innovation. Tara and Michael Gallina. Hungry diners have come in droves for gatherings around the woodfire grill, eagerly indulging in the complex flavors that emerge with each course. Monday, March 12, 6: Beef Fat Roasted Beets: Aging a common beet in beef fat lends a distinct umami to this root vegetable.
Wines forVegetable-Forward Cuisine When vegetables are the lead, look at the whole dish for the best wine pairing. More often than not, the wines that work best with a particular dish are those that complement the predominant flavors in the recipe.
Meats of all kinds are usually the dominant flavors that grab the taste buds, so the palate needs something that softens them, enhances them or stands up to them. Throw in spices and you add another level of complexity to the dish, and a higher degree of difficulty to the food-wine pairing.
So, how to pick a wine for a dish that may not be vegetarian, but that features vegetables as the lead ingredient? By looking at the whole dish. Rutabaga — a cross between cabbage and turnips — can have a slightly bitter taste that is best softened by salty meats like bacon.
It also lends itself to cheeses and is often served mashed. A crisp, lightly oaked Chardonnay complements the various elements of the dish.
Argentina, while best known for its reds, produces a number of white wines that can handle rich sauces like carbonara. Ninety years old this year, and still in the same Italian family that started it inBodega Valentin Bianchi has a value-priced label called Elsa that consistently over-delivers in terms of quality vs.
Elsa Chardonnay, with its fresh fruit aromas and flavors and a vibrant acidity, as well as some heft in the mouth that is not often found in other Chards at the same price, is definitely a winner with this unique take on an Italian classic.
Turnips are kin to rutabaga, but a bit better known in the United States. Making taco shells with turnips is an innovative use of the vegetable — and then filling the shell with other vegetables such as mushrooms, squash, black beans and kale and hot sauce for a spicy kick — offers a real wine-pairing challenge.
Spanish Tempranillo wines are a great accompaniment to beef, and the sweetness of the beets is not too much for a well-made Tempranillo. Joni Spear Interior Design, B. Photography by Anne Matheis. For more info, visit www.
M arketed as a possible tear down, a two-story Clayton residence had lots of potential for future buyers with a vision for what could be done on the 1.
But when its current owners saw the listing and learned more about the extraordinary property, which is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the thought of tearing it down was the farthest thing from their minds. The home was built in for Morton D. Louisan who passed away in The couple purchased the home inmaking them just the third owners.
After seeing the property in a publication, the husband and wife were drawn to the aesthetics of the exterior, which could be characterized as International Style, popular in the early 20th century.
Attributes of International Style include straight lines, open interior spaces and minimal ornamentation or decoration, both inside and out.
The homeowners acquired most of the artwork in the home from Slein. The geometric cube rug is by Design Within Reach and coordinates with the shades found in the main living spaces. The economy was still turning around, and the homeowners were fortunate to find top-notch contractors who could start on the project right away.
Chuck Schagrin of Amherst Corporation led the remodel. After getting rid of the existing pool and chain link fence that surrounded the property, it was time to focus on the interior renovations. New windows and flooring were necessary, and for the floor the homeowners chose oak laid in an oversized herringbone pattern.
Several design elements original to the home were retained such as the real stone walls, the living room fireplace and staircase.It begins by investigating how sign languages have survived and been transmitted for generations, and then goes on to analyse the common characteristics shared by most sign languages: for example, how the use of the visual system affects grammatical structures.
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