Egg-Ceptional Cooks Confab at George's California Modern!
George's California Modern was the place to be Sunday morning, March 7th, 2010. It was a brunch of an epicurean level as Executive Chef Trey Foshee of George's Restaurant hosted an egg-ceptional Cooks Confab.
Joining Chef Foshee were: Chef Brian Sinnott of 1500 Ocean, Nathan Coulon of Quarter Kitchen, Chefs Andrew Spurgin and Donald Coffman of Waters Fine Catering, Chefs Jeff Jackson and TK Kolanko of A. R. Valentien, Jason Knibb of NINE-TEN, Amy DiBiase of Roseville, Katie Grebow of Café Chloe, and Paul McCabe of KITCHEN 1540.
There were eggs with brioche, truffled deviled eggs, eggs with the fanciest homemade spam, and ample Mimosas and other liquid brunch concoctions to wash it all down with too.
It was a festive full house. Behind the scenes George's proprietor George Hauer was seated at a quiet back table corner. He and his family were celebrating his wife Paula's and his mother's birthday.
It was a celebration of fine food by all.
"The Cooks Confab is a group of like-minded San Diego chefs who band together every few months to create meals centered around a theme or central ingredient. The mission: promote local, sustainable and responsible menus, bring good people and great food together, and share the love."
Their motto: "Accessible. Affordable. Fluid. Fun!!"
"Cooking with all my comrades in arms from the Cooks Confab is as perfect as the egg itself" said Executive Chef Andrew Spurgin. "Everyone pulled out all the stops! It was a great day at George's overlooking the Pacific. Look for Fish! coming in June, we're putting a whole week of sustainable seafood events on for our community to get educated and fed! Stay tuned!"
"Eggs are one of my favorite ingredients" said Executive Chef and Host Trey Foshee. "To me they are one of the most perfect and versatile foods. It was great to have all the chefs over, and to see how they took the egg in different directions."
Now just to make your mouth water.....here is the menu that was served:
Brian Sinnott – 1500 Ocean
Nathan Coulon – Quarter Kitchen
Stracciatella alla Romana
Hawaiian Loco Moco
Handmade SPAM, Mushroom Gravy, Rice
Guinea Hen Egg
Andrew Spurgin/Donald Coffman – Waters Fine Catering
Jeff Jackson /Timothy Kolanko – A. R. Valentien
Schaner Hen Egg Quiche
Shaved Mushroom "Salad", Chervil, Parsley,
Frill Greens, Pickled Artichoke
Pickled Egg with Finnan Haddie
Beets and Horseradish
Jason Knibb – NINE–TEN
Truffle Deviled Eggs
Sous Vide Duck Egg, Chilaquiles
Katie Grebow – Café Chloe
Amy DiBiase – Roseville
Celebration of Egg Sauces
Béarnaise – Roast Top Sirloin
Gribiche – Local Asparagus
Aïoli -Peewee Fingerling Potatoes
Emulsified Dressing – Baby Greens
Paul McCabe – KITCHEN 1540
Eggs Royale, Dashi Gelée, Sea Urchin,
Tempura Sea Beans
Scrambled Eggs, Perigord Truffles,
Crème Fraîche, Buttered Toast
Trey Foshee – George’s California Modern
Vegetable Spanish Tortilla with Aïoli
Pain Perdu with Poached Apple Syrup, Smoked Bacon Cream
Planked Salmon, Quail Egg, Caviar, Potato Foam
and it was all delicious!
[con•fab (kon’fab), –n. 1. a conference or exchange of views
or ideas or information on a familiar topic. –v. 2. to converse informally; chat.]
Look for the next Confab to be in June! It's Seafood!
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