without knowing what it was? Would this GORGEOUS plate have any impact on your culinary decisions? Even if you found out that it contained……ANCHOVIES?
Obviously, it didn’t matter to me because I love briny, salty, fishy anchovies. But look at that symmetry! And the bright colors (red lines made from red peppers and green from basil).
This plate comes from the famed ‘chef of the century’ Joël Robuchon (recently fawned over in this season’s Top Chef). At his more casual restaurant, ‘L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon’ in Las Vegas, this dish was offered on his a la carte menu. Called, Anchois frais marinés à l’aubergine confite, or anchovies with eggplant confit, a perfect rectangle is formed with strips of anchovies and red pepper sauce covering the buttery (in texture, not taste), creamy eggplant. Chives and onions for garnish.
I was lucky enough to insert this into the discovery menu offering since I’m not a real meat eater. So, I asked for a substitute for the Foie Gras Ravioli dish (I know, food-nerds out there, you can kill me now…..or just sneer with an upturned nose).
Anywho, discover the discovery menu below – and if you want to eat some beautiful looking food, treat yourself to a meal at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in NYC or Vegas.