Tuesday, January 10, 2012

ENTER THE DRAGON:



Chinese year 4710 begins on January 23, 2012. It is the year of the Dragon!  Word is that Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each of them. He announced that the people born in each animal's year would have some of that animal's personality. Those born in dragon years are supposed to be innovative, brave, and passionate.

Our new
Enter the Dragon Peking duck burger celebrates the year of the dragon. It is made with freshly house-ground duck from Long Island, seasoned with our own Chinese 5 Spice Blend. The patty is paired with a fresh Brioche bun, accompanied by the Chinese Braised Kale scoop, homemade Berry Compote condiment, with a slice of Kim Chi and finished with a crisp piece of lettuce. De-junking was never more delicious.

While next week is about China, last Thursday was about Italy, as 4food hosted its first Homemade Mozzarella Class in partnership with Side Tour. Chef ToniAnn demonstrated the process to our guests, who then went to work kneading their cheese curds, eventually becoming fully-formed cheese and the foundation of their builds. After dinner the guests went home to name and market their signature creations with 4food gift certificates and a big chunk of fresh mozzarella!


De-junking begins with fine fresh store made ingredients!


On The Buildboard Chart/Chartbeat:


CaliBurger, AHARRIS’S Brioche-Beef-Avocado & Chili Mango-Avocado-Manchego-Lettuce-Tomato-Dijon Mustard multiplatinum all-time bestseller squeaks out another week at the summit, now only 3 sales ahead of JFAVUZZA’S Multigrain-Turkey-Spinach & Garlic-Avocado-Goat Cheese-Lettuce-Pickles-Hummus-Tzatziki Better Turkey Burger. From there on down there is little shuffling of the deck until we get all the way down to # 8, where ANGELA1126’S  Multigrain-Veggie-Veggie Chili-Avocado-Lettuce-Tomato-Basil Pesto-Hummus Angela’s Veggie, HUGHTHEMAGNIFICENT’S sweet’n’sour Dali Lama inspired Pumpernickel-Lamb-Pickled Peppers-Avocado-Mozzarella-Onion-Chipotle Pepper-Sweet Chili Lamb-y Lama, and ALONAWILLIAMS’S Pressed Rice-Lamb-Mushroom & Onions-Avocado-Goat Cheese-Tomato-Garlic Mayonnaise-Ketchup-Dijon Mustard Silence of the Lamb Burger, are tied.

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