No restaurant is attached to this dish, although I am apt to believe it is associated with Forum of the Twelve Caesars to accompany the Filet Mignon Caesar Augustus that precedes it. An excellent, if dated, side dish. I especially enjoyed the braised celery in beef stock.
The Mexican section of the book has so far been fairly entertaining. Providing a new perspective on the cuisine south of the border. This side dish is an excellent example combining fresh corn, poblano chilli peppers, swiss cheese, and sour cream.
Every now and again you run into a total train wreck when you try new recipes. I will chalk most of the blame up to my inexperience with artichokes but I found the proportions all over the place, the cooking time under and the seasoning lacking. For a book that in some ways lacks in vegetable heavy dishes this one should have really combatted that deficit. Unfortunately, it just didn’t come together for me.
I was supposed to use fresh peas for this dish but the peas I found were so sad that it would have taken days and a ton of whole pods to feed my party of people so I supplemented my fresh peas with frozen peas which worked quite well. This is just a great side dish that adds a little bit of glamour to your bowl of steamed peas on the table. Definitely a go to.