Tuesday, November 9, 2010

amuse bouche


Even though I can't say we go to restaurants where they are served very often, I've always thought that the amuse bouche was kind of awesome.  One perfect little bite, created to demonstrate a chef's approach to cooking and whet your appetite for the rest of the meal.

So, in part because we still have tons of tomatoes from the garden that we picked green and ripened inside, for a potluck we went to the other night, I decided to make some of Blue Hill's Tomato Sliders.  They are served at Blue Hill in Pocantico Hills, and at their restaraunt in New York and they are DELICIOUS!  (next time I'm in New York, I'm going to eat there.)


They might look like tiny, mini muffin sized, Sloppy Joes, but they're vegetarian and no Joe could hold a candle.  Sweet almond flour muffins are filled with a mix of fresh and sun dried tomatoes, a mix of goat and mascarpone cheese and a basil leaf.  If you decide to make them, taste each part individually before you pop a whole slider in your mouth.  You will be amazed at how delicious each part is, and how much more wonderful they are when they are all put together.  

Then only bad things about about these little morsels is that they made me long for summer.
Oh, summer.

recipe here.  

22 comments:

chiara said...

YUMMMMM

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

certainly amuse our senses!
...drool worthy*

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Sign me up. Yummers!

Mo Pie, Please said...

These look pretty yummy but I'm a vegetarian so I"ll have to hint to my huz that he needs to try to make these with seitan :)

abigail said...

I'm a vegetarian too! There's no meat in them.

Erin said...

Yum these look so good! Thanks for commenting on my blog - yours is really lovely!

meemsnyc said...

Ooooh, this looks amazing.

la petite coquine said...

This looks delicious-my tummy is rumbling!

elissa, ebb & flow said...

those look great! i'll have to give them a try, but i know what you mean about them seeming very 'summer-y.' maybe i'll wait so i'm not longing for winter to be over before it even starts!

Jude said...

Amuse is right - my mouth would be super-happy with all that loveliness! Sigh, makes me think of summer too...

Natalie said...

those look yummy! I'm so impressed! thanks for visiting my blog...I am loving yours!

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

Veggie? Aww yeah. I'm sooo making these. Thank you! :) xo

{lovely little things} said...

Delicious!

Brandi said...

When you're in the area to go to Blue Hill, we'll so have to go together. I've never been to a restaurant where they've had amuse bouche and I'd love to try some... (what are those buns made of?)

abigail said...

almond flour!! they are sweet, kind of like cornbread, and so yummy!

the southern hostess said...

They're adorable, and I bet they are so good.

this free bird said...

thank you SO SO MUCH for leaving a note for me today...i am gluten intolerant and can morph these into gf goodness given the recipe you shared...they sound HEAVENLY!! Yay!

xoxo,
Carrie

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I have a serious obsession with sliders. I'm not quite sure why, but they're oh-so-cute and these ones look great!

Kala said...

These look SO delicious!

shopgirl said...

amuse bouche are always a treat, but they always leave me wanting more.

Have a great week!

Val said...

Wow, these look delicious!

rebecca said...

high five my fellow vegetarian.

this makes me think of the friends episode where chandler goes... "well, it was amuse-ing."