Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tasting at the Intercontinental: Part Two

Yesterday, it was all about the salads. Today, the entrees. So delicious....


We tried five different entrees--2 vegetarian, 3 chicken.

Chicken Option #1: Thyme-roasted chicken, apple-raisin bread pudding, almond broccolini and honey carrots. The chicken was beyond. Beyond!



Chicken Option #2: Chicken breast stuffed with porcini mushroom, asiago cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, fingerling potatoes and green beans. We've had this entree before--it is a safe choice.


Chicken Option #3: Chicken napoleon, potato cake, Japanese eggplant and ratatouille. The potato cake was like a gratin, and the ratatouille was delicious.



Veggie Option #1: Ricotta-filled ravioli with roasted patty pan squash and baby zucchini. The squash and zucchini were all wrong in this. I don't know if the seasoning was off or what, but this option was out immediately. Which is a shame, because the ravioli was good.


Veggie Option #2: Grilled vegetable strudel (filled with asparagus and brie). It was okay.



In the end, we mixed and matched the chicken entree: thyme-roasted chicken, apple-raisin bread pudding, green beans and honey carrots. For the veggie entree: the grilled vegetable strudel, but we're putting in some of the ratatouille ingredients in with the asparagus and brie.



Tomorrow...desserts. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Friday, the venue. It's gorgeous!

2 comments:

Jean K. Lahm said...

Everything looks divine! Such decisions to make, you're clearly a seasoned pro!

Chicagolandia said...

The chicken options 1 & 3 sounded divine. Not too sure about the veggie ravioli - it can work, but not with those veggies.