Happy Hour: Figs, Cheese, Sherry

International Happy Hour Mission Figs/Cambozola/Oloroso Sherry Fresh figs from California, creamy cheese from Germany, and semi-sweet sherry from Spain together create an amazing food synergy. They enhance each other in this simple yet stellar international happy hour fare. Our cherished dark purple California figs were brought to the New World in the 1500s and got their name from … Continue reading “Happy Hour: Figs, Cheese, Sherry”

Figs and Sabayon à la Julia Child

Celebrating Julia Child’s Birthday with Macerated Fresh Black Mission Figs and Marsala/French Vermouth Sabayon Roasted Hazelnuts, Maldon Sea Salt, Borage It has been a tradition since the beginning of Taste With The Eyes in 2007, to celebrate and honor Julia Child in the month of August. She passed away eleven years ago today, and her 103rd … Continue reading “Figs and Sabayon à la Julia Child”

Lemon Ricotta Pasta Salad with Figs and Mint

Lemon Ricotta Pasta Salad with Figs, Mint, Macadamia Nuts Light, lemony, and refreshing. Perfect for a picnic side dish or a lunch on the veranda served with a chilled glass of crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Nuts and fruit, lemon and mint – pair with crema di ricotta to make a pasta salad just meant to be enjoyed … Continue reading “Lemon Ricotta Pasta Salad with Figs and Mint”

Olive Harvest Celebration and Palos Verdes Pastoral

Olive Harvest Celebration and Palos Verdes Pastoral It just doesn’t get more local than this! At the upcoming Palos Verdes Pastoral to be held on October 9th at Terranea Resort, Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra will be serving an enchanting dinner inspired by the dishes of his childhood. “The mountains were my backyard and the sea was my front yard,” … Continue reading “Olive Harvest Celebration and Palos Verdes Pastoral”

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon ~ Farmers Market Theme

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon ~ Farmers Market Theme Well, they did it again. The amazing parents of the students at Rolling Hills Country Day School hosted yet another over-the-top Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon. This year’s theme was extra charming ~ a Farmers Market! Their dedication, creativity, and attention to detail blew all of us away. … Continue reading “Teacher Appreciation Luncheon ~ Farmers Market Theme”

ensalada de papas a la huancaina (peruvian-style salad with potato cake, egg, and yellow chile)

ensalada de papas a la huancaina peruvian-style salad with walnut, olive, feta, lime yellow potato cake with aji amarillo, cilantro poached egg, huancaina sauce Starting with some yellow-yellow potatoes I set out to put a new twist on the Peruvian Papas a la Huancaina, a classic potato dish with a spicy cream sauce from the … Continue reading “ensalada de papas a la huancaina (peruvian-style salad with potato cake, egg, and yellow chile)”