happy (belated) birthday… to us!!!
photo by kevindotolo.com
we are a officially a year old here at perfect last bite… and what a year it has been! we’ve been on quite the culinary ride, from trying out for a food reality competition and getting pretty darn far, to finding a job in the culinary world that’s both inspiring and creative. pretty cool considering where we were just a little over a year ago.
my first dish featured on plb, lobster mac n' cheese
so to celebrate our first year i thought i’d share some of my favorite images that capture what we have been up to this past year and hopefully inspire you to come back and see what’s new in the days and weeks to come.
my pasta alla carbonara made with my dear friend & mentor, chef andre's pancetta
my sweet potato blinis with tobika caviar and chive mascarpone (photo by kevindotolo.com)
my duck ragu and homemade fettuccine
my french onion soup... only thing missing is a glass of rosé
my first attempt at what is now a go-to staple, popovers!
my beautiful ricotta gnudi after being rolled out and cut
my famous challah french toast and prosciutto linguine muffins (in the background) for one of my favorite meals... brunch! (photo by kevindotolo.com)
my first ever catering event with a trio of crostini's: citrus ricotta, radish and sunflower spouts; gorgonzola, dried figs and candied walnuts; goat cheese & fig jam with fresh lavender (photo by kevindotolo.com)
my first food styling test with manny rodriguez.net for gastrofotonomia.com featuring melva hess's grand marnier eggs
my dangerously tasty devils on horseback, aka dates filled with tallegio, wrapped in bacon & baked to perfection
one of my favorite pics of the last year taken with my good ole iphone at a vineyard in texas
the loft, where it all happens (photo by kevindotolo.com)
looking for the best ingredients to help make the perfect last bite come to fruition
so there you have it, some of my favorite images of the past year. there will be a ton more to come, as i share with you my new culinary adventures and the friends and loved ones that make it all worth while. this blog means the world to me and i can’t thank you enough for your encouragement and support. salute!