Last week, Top Chef contestant Nikki Cascone almost went home because of a bad batch of mushrooms. However I've been fully assured by several Sugar cohorts that it must have been a fluke because her food is fabulous. After a recent Coutorture cocktail event, my pals told me that the appetizers were delicious and the desserts — specifically the doughnuts with melted chocolate — were to die for. One of the apps that stood out to me was an endive boat filled with apple, pecorino cheese, and chives. With my recent endive fascination, I knew I had to get the recipe. Luckily, the folks at 24 Prince were kind enough to pass it along.
You can check out the recipe, along with other droolicious food photos and photos of Chef Nikki all glammed up; just read more.
From Nikki Cascone at 24 Prince Ingredients 1 Gala Apple Directions Citrus Vinaigrette Emulsify ingredients together.
Apple and Endive Boats
4 Large Endives
1 tbsp Chopped Chives
4 tbsp Citrus Vinaigrette [recipe follows]
1/3 cup shaved Pecorino Cheese
Fresh Mint, chiffonaded
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 grapefruit
Juice of orange
1/2 cup sugar
salt to taste
From Nikki Cascone at 24 Prince
1 Gala Apple
Emulsify ingredients together.
Photos courtesy of Jayne Wexler
Hair and Makeup by Don Rockicki