Thinking back to last summer and what I learned in challenging myself to put together a tasting menu that reflected some of my own style and creativity.
This “Elote Eclair” was one of the highlights for me. A savory take on a pastry dish that was also an ode to the food I grew up with.
There are times when we challenge ourselves to do the kinds of tasks that maybe we wouldn’t normally do on a daily basis, just to know that if put to the test, we can succeed. Almost like a mental exercise or a way to practice certain skills so they don’t get lost. It’s also a chance to express ideas and concepts and see where they take you. I was very happy with the menu and food that I was able to put together. I had a real surety that I could continue to refine it to a place that I could really be proud of and consistently execute. Practice makes perfect, right?