Posts Tagged ‘chefs’

Thanksgiving! Ready, Set, Go!

November 23, 2009

No Tall Turkey Dinner with Lesley L. Smith

Waterford Irish Crystal Heirloom Bowl

Saint Louis Crystal by Hermes (Gold)

A White Wine Spritzer ?

Champagne Pomegranate Cocktail (by AvenueFood on Flickr)

Caviar Blini

FIRST: GATHER (FOR SERVING)

A. Silver Turkey Platter and Serving Dishes
B. Crystal Punch Bowl and Crystal Cups
C. Crystal Wine Carafe with matching Crystal Stemware
D. White Wine (in bottles) and New York Seltzer (in bottles or cans)
E. Champagne (in bottles), Pomegranate Juice (in bottles), and Crystal Champagne Flutes.
F. Beluga Caviar (For Caviar Blinis)

SECOND: ASSEMBLE (FOR COOKING)

I. Secret Weapons (In The Kitchen)
A. Carving Knives sold at Korin.com
B. Microplane Grater/Zester sold at Microplane.com
C. Perfect Pounder sold at Biggestlittlekitchenstore.com

II. Special Help (Chefs-For- Hire)
A. Big City Chefs at BigCityChefs.com

III. Special Diets (Gluten Free)
A. GensGuiltlessGourmet.com

IV. AT THE BAR (Create The Best Party Bar At Home)

A. For The Punch Bowl “James Beard’s Punch” (Yield: 50 Servings)

Recipe:
5 quarts strawberries
5 cups finely granulated sugar
5 bottles Moselle
10 bottles champagne
3 bottles claret

1. Place hulled strawberries in a large crystal punch bowl set in cracked ice.
2. Sprinkle with sugar and pour the Moselle over them.
3. Let stand two to six hours.
4. When ready to serve, add chilled champagne and claret for the color.
5. Serve with a berry in each cup.

B. For The Wine Carafe “Renee Ashley Baker’s New York Fizz” (Yield: 2-10 carafes)
Recipe:
Chilled white wine (2-10 Bottles or as needed)
New York Seltzer (2-10 Cans or Bottles or as needed)
1. Fill wine carafe 3/4 full with white wine
2. Add 1 can or 1 bottle of New York Seltzer (in your favorite flavor)
3. Stir Well

V. THANKSGIVING BRUNCH

(Renee Ashley’s Favorite Champagne/Caviar Brunch)
Champagne Pomegranate Cocktails and Caviar Blinis

A. Champagne Pomegranate Cocktails
Recipe: Renee’s Recipe Page (link below)
B. Caviar Blinis Recipe: Renee’s Recipe Page (link below)

VI. THANKSGIVING DINNER
For Recipes Above Visit: Epicurious.com

VI. RENEE ASHLEY’S THANKS….

I, Renee Ashley, am thankful for:
A. 21 Men: 21 Men at 21 Companies who are giving Renee Ashley $21 Million Dollars (via Jerry Ford’s Ford Modeling Agency)
B. 60 Men: 60 Men/ 60 “white male love matches” (via eHarmony)
C. 2 Men: Mr. Rush Limbaugh and Mr. Getty (both of whom I’ll talk to about a radio show in New York City)
D. 2 Men: Mr. Robert Iger (Disney Chairman) and Mr. Rupert Murdoch (20th Century Fox Chairman)
E. 2 Parents: My father (Mr. Ashley) and My mother (Mrs. Ashley) and My brother (James)
F. Senator Edward M. Kennedy for his last words… “True Compass”….

VII. A LOVELY THANKSGIVING DINNER
I, Renee Ashley, will be having Thanksgiving dinner in Cherry Creek with a handsome man (he is German)….

HAPPY HOLIDAY !

FROM RENEE ASHLEY aka RENEE ASHLEY BAKER ….

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FUTURE FRIDAY: BEST CHARITIES & BEST CHEFS

December 19, 2007

Amanda Hearst

Amanda Hearst: Socialite, Heiress, Ford Model,  and Riverkeeper Intern

Best Charities To Give To:  The Rivers (riverkeeper.org–Robert F. Kennedy, Jr  is Chairman); Special Kids (specialolympics.org–another Kennedy charity); More Special Kids (stjude.org); Hair for bald kids (locksoflove.org); Oceans (keepoceansclean.org); Wildlife (nwl.org or wildlife.org); Animal Rescue (iwaf.org); Forrests (ivillageforrest.com); Kids Make A Wish (BMW.com); Orphaned Pets (helpaspca.org) and last but not least: Aids Research (amfar.org)…. 

                                                                                                    

                                        Sharon Stone and Liza Minelli    

Sharon & Liza, sing out at an AMFAR Event

Sharon Stone

                                                                                                                                 

                       Best Bon Appetit:                                        

                                                                               Caviar

      Chefs at Le Cordon Bleu

Best Chef:

The world’s best chefs come from the Cordon Bleu and Renee Ashley Baker will be hiring a personal chef from Le Cordon Bleu in France….

Best Untrained Chef:  Brian Zupont of  “Z Kitchen”.

Z Kitchen is actually Brian Zupont’s apartment on the Duke University campus.  No hell’s kitchen has Brian–his friends find his culinary delights oh so heavenly!  However–Brian’s website (and his Z Kitchen) are being revamped.  When ready you can reach Brian via his new website at: Duke.edu/~mbz

Your own chef:  Big City Chefs

Hire your own personal chef?  Why not?  

Visit: BigCityChefs.com….(They’re nationwide….)

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