Thursday, September 11, 2008

Corn Meal-Crusted Chicken and Chocolate Waffle

Upon viewing the title of this post, you're probably wondering why I'm blogging about chicken if I own a dessert cafe. Well if you're out of the loop, you may not know that we also serve a Five Course Chocolate Tasting Dinner once a month in addition to our regular sugary faire.

Exclusively on September 20th we are offering seatings at 4.5, 6.5, and 8.5 for our Southern Comfort Prix Fixe dinner. For $35 each our, guests to enjoy:

White Chocolate Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
Butter Beans with Cocoa-Glazed Duroc Bacon
Sauteed Southern Greens with Candied Cocoa Nibs
Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken and Chocolate Waffle with Chile-Maple Syrup
Sweet Potato Pie with Milk Chocolate Gelato

Yesterday we did a little recipe testing and tried out the entree- our eclipsed version of fried chicken and waffles. Crusted in cornmeal and a savory herb blend of African Grains of Paradise, Tellicherry Peppercorns, and Maldon Sea-salt, our pan-fried chicken breast rests upon a cripsy waffle of buckwheat and cocoa. Served with a generous portion of chile-infused real maple syrup, it's sweet and savory all rolled into one. If you've never come across the Grains of Paradise before, they really make the chicken sing. The tiny seeds have a pungent, peppery taste which is closely related cardamom. I also use them in my Moroccan Spice chocolate bar because of their North African association.

You'll only find this plating for our September dinner, and as they regularly sell-out, don't wait to make your reservation. Call (619.578.2984) or email ( your reservation today.

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