Saturday, February 7, 2009

Black truffle risotto at Cafe Kandahar

A couple of weeks ago, I took the train to Montana to ski at Big Mountain, and had a killer dinner at Cafe Kandahar. A truly impressive tasting menu from chef/owner Andy Blanton.

I knew I was in good hands when I looked at the menu and saw the pork chop was sauced with  "debris." Hmmm. This chef obviously has cooked in New Orleans, where debris crops up on menus, high-brow and low.

Sure enough, Blanton cooked for Frank Brigtsen who has a pork with debris on the menu at his restaurant. (Debris is the tasty bits scrapped from the roasting pan.) 

The dish pictured above was a deeply complex black truffle risotto, just one of the dishes that blew me away. If only this place wasn't a 14-hour train trip away!! 

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