On September 23rd and 24th Alta Editions teamed up with CBS Local's Eat. See. Play. team to present two very special dinners at chef Jesse Schenker's acclaimed New York City restaurant, The Gander. The dinners were hosted by friend of Alta Ronnie Rodriguez and featured four delicious courses with paired wines from Spain, Italy and France.
To commemorate the evening we've produced a special e-book featuring recipes for each of the dishes prepared by chef Schenker. The recipes - Fluke Crudo with Pickled Cucumber, Trout Roe and Béarnaise; Cauliflower Ravioli with Bisque, Guanciale, Mushrooms and Bottarga; Poached Sea Trout with Heirloom Tomato Butter, Chorizo and Crispy Basil; and Banana Parfait - are adventurous, but well worth the effort to try at home. If you're looking for fun ideas for your next dinner party, look no further.
Following the recipes is a short excerpt from Jesse's new book, All or Nothing: One Chef's Appetite for the Extreme, recently released by Dey Street Books. It chronicles his rocky yet inspiring journey from living on the streets to becoming one of New York City's fastest rising culinary stars.
To view the free e-book visit the Alta Editions Bookshelf.