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Trying to recreate Chef Remy’s Ratatouille.

Disney’s Remy

With guidance from world-renowned Chef Thomas Keller from the French Laundry and Per Se.

Chef Thomas Keller

Pixar’s Ratatouille

QuarryLaneFarms’ Ratatouille

Well, kinda….looks…like….it…..er….sorta.

Dammit…so close.

But ours is SO ono. #munchamuncha

Reporting live from Pixar….I mean QuarryLaneFarms…

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Again, great event and fundraiser for VeggieU to benefit the 10th Annual Food and Wine Celebration!

VeggieU – heaven on earth…in Milan, Ohio

So, in my humble opinion, my most favorite dish out of the 55 different food stations….California Grill!

Yep that’s right-I chose the Executive Chef from California Grill located at a Disney’s Contemporary Resort of the Walt Disney World Resort restaurants.

Chef Brian Piasecki

Hailing from the magic kingdom, Chef Brian Piasecki has been at the lead since January 2009 and is currently redesigning the California Grill to add new stuff for his guests.

Scheduled for a reopening in late summer/fall of 2013, Chef Piasecki has been hard at work enhancing his menu while you’re there to visit Mickey and Donald.

Heirloom Tomato Risotto with Basil foam and aged balsamic drizzle

Perfect use of tomato in what is otherwise a relatively heavy overpowering dish.

Now you would think the robust risotto would overwhelm the delicate heirloom tomato…nope.

Now you would also think the aged balsamic would completely lead. Not. At. All.

Again-the heirloom tomato lead the way.

Risotto perfectly prepared, for a large crowd for mini servings over a 4-5 hour duration period, much kudos.

Special thanks to International Veggie Champion Farmer Lee Jones and crew – these tomatoes were prefect and Chef Piasecki popped  a fresh one for us to compare/contrast. Farm to table indeed!

I don’t think I had any basil foam, but I am pretty sure we got some chopped basil.

Either way, just delicious.

Just a few thoughts on this rainy Saturday morning.

Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms…

Wait a second….Cobb salad?

Our Cobb Salad for two

Yes, here’s your cobb salad sir……What do you mean? Wrong?

Macro of QLF's Cobb Salad

QLF Cobb Salad: Grilled chicken, red onions, cucumber, heirloom tomatoes, mushrooms, celery, bacon, avocado, hard-boiled egg, and bleu cheese served on a bed of iceberg lettuce and olive oil/red wine vinaigrette

Hold the phone…

Ok-I just did some internets-ing and it’s supposed to have watercress. Fricka.

Wikipedia-you suck. Besides, I don’t know Roquefort…but I know Bleu – You’re my boy Blue!

Bluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Besides, I think if I was going to the Hollywood Brown Derby, I would order….well, something brown.

Reported the orig Cobb Salad at the Hollywood Brown Derby (CA) thanks to Disney for pic

But what do I know about food cause I’ve been doing it all wrong these years.

We’re not changing our menu #Muncha

Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms….

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