Brad is truly impressive. Just amazing. Not only is he an incredible chef, but he is passionate about his craft and generously shares his wealth of knowledge and vast experience. He's also patient and kind. One example: he didn't mind having my boys underfoot at this week's MEarth's dinner. Grazie mille, Brad.
Tanja Roos shared that typically they receive menus ahead of time from the visiting chefs. Here she demonstrates how she followed Brad around with a pen and paper in the few hours ahead of the event to handwrite the menu on a bulletin board.
She was largely unfazed because Tanja, like me, knows that anything Brad makes will be delicious. Here's what he, and Team La Balena, prepared for the diners...
Lamb Meatballs with Peperonata
Heirloom Bean Soup with a Chevre-Blossom Mousse
in a Crisped Grape Leaf
Salad with Summer Squash and Fresh Beans
Roasted Lamb and Braised Lamb with
Onion, Garlic, & Beans and
Preserved Lemon, Cucumber-Mint, and Flower Salsa Verde
Strawberry and Raspberry Macarons
If you're local and you haven't had the pleasure, what are you waiting for? You need a Briske-meal in your life. Stat.