Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Men In The Kitchen

A lot of 
"Men In The Kitchen"

A fundraiser sponsored by the
Junior League Of Minneapolis

With a tray of cheeses to nibble on with drinks


Before the real sampling began!

And there were
"real men"
in the kitchen


Cooking up delectable gourmet bites


Not professional chefs by any means
but very talented amateurs!


Preparing miniature beef wellingtons


Or flaming some shrimp with bourbon . . . 

The chefs and their foods:


Beef Wellington Bites paired with a nice red


Son-in-law Andy and his smoked pork sliders and Gruyere grits
with brew from his hometown brewery


Champagne and lobster -- the lobster in a wonderful sweet potato soup


Pork belly and sweet potato puree paired with an IPA


Mac and cheese elevated to gourmet status with prosciutto


 Flaming shrimp served over creamy polenta pairs perfectly with a Chardonnay


Pork tenderloin and  delectable roasted root vegetables


The crowd enjoyed tasting and sampling . . .
and then they voted for their favorite chef

And after sampling, there was mini desserts


white chocolate chip and coconut cookies, chocolate mouse topped with a raspberry in phyllo cups


Caramel iced mini cupcakes


And brownie bites with raspberry, blueberry or chocolate covered espresso beans

And at the end of the evening . . . 
the winning chef was . . . 


Son-In-Law Andy
and his smoked pork sliders, homemade buns and Gruyere grits!

It was a fun evening,
A great event,
And we're proud to be related to the number one chef!


5 comments:

william said...

Welcome back Martha, I missed your posts! So glad the "Men in the Kitchen" event was such a great success and Andy's offerings looked divine!

Francie

william said...

Welcome back Martha, I missed your posts! So glad the "Men in the Kitchen" event was such a great success and Andy's offerings looked divine!

Francie

Canadian Chickadee said...

Oh man, I am going to have to wipe the drool off my computer keyboard if this keeps up! Yours is the second post I've checked today that talked about something absolutely fabulous-sounding to eat. xoxox

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a fun post, for a fun event. Why are we not surprised that Andy won? He's got too many foodie people in his life not to.
And -- recipes?
Cass

Pat Cantwell said...

Martha,
I adore that you were present for Son~in~Law Andy to receive this wonderful honor!!! Appears the family tradition continues!!!
Fondly,
Pat
I adore the photo of Andy cooking with Grandgirl Lucy in the background!!!