Monday, September 12, 2011

It's All in the Presentation

You know that old saying?  Well, it's certainly true in this case.  We had a great time last week when we attended a cooking class put on by the chef at Waterfront Grill.  The chef was very friendly and talkative, and we were with some of our favorite people in the world, so how bad can that be, right?  I would say this particular place does more of a demo, rather than a class.  There is no hands on cooking for the audience and it's really on the chef to put on a show of sorts.  I have heard from many folks about this "must try" Crab and Avocado Stack.  Here's the chef working hard on building one.
What you can't see here, thanks to my fab photog skills, is that he's building the stack inside a PVC pipe. That's a fun little trick to file away in my "hey, I should try that" part of my brain 

Here's the finished product, it's purty.  The bottom is the avocado, mango in the middle, and crab on top.  That's red pepper and bacon garnish, 'cause we all know that bacon makes everything better, right?  I can hear you asking how in the world do you eat this thing.  We asked the chef that very thing. 
This is what he did to our pretty little stack.  He literally took a fork and knocked the whole thing down like a house of cards, then gave us tortilla chips for dipping.  So folks, as you can see, this version of crab dip really is all in the presentation.  I will say that I liked it, but it wasn't really anything to rave about.  While most people thought this thing was the star of the show, I was much more smitten with the Seared Ahi Tuna with Asian Slaw that had a delish cilantro ginger dressing, and the Chicken Piccatta was one of the best I've had. I'm not one to order chicken dishes at a restaurant because I make a lot of chicken at home.  This dish may have changed my mind.

1 comment:

momof3girls said...

How fun!! You are right -it is all in the presentation!