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#1 Bill Bain

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:17 PM

I have an opportunity to provide dessert items at a winery during their Champagne and dessert spa event. For the life of me I can't think of anything appropriate for this event. I can just see myself at a table with other caterers who are giving samples of chocolate, and cute decorated yummies and all I can think of is Pig Candy. Can you imagine giving out pig candy to ladies sipping champagne, eating petifores and having their nails done??

I think I will pass on this PR event unless I can come up with something else. Any help out there?

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:24 PM

John Ruloph has an insane cobler he makes in the smoker and Bill Keys posted an excellent desert under the dessert section called Sherry’s Pudding Dessert. Im not sure what type of desserts you are looking for but those are two that come to mind.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:21 PM

Vanilla Cake with Cherries and Cream (made on a smoker)

I also have a cheesecake that is done on a smoker

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:32 PM

Sticky Pickles !!! Ben has given me part of his soul for a jar of these. That probably doesn't mean much unless you know how little soul Ben has! Posted Image

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:16 PM

We see quite a few quality deserts at the Eggfest, something as simple as grilled fruit with a sweet and hot effect with the use of chili powder.

Be careful to not use a heavy smoke with the sweets, not a good time for a robust mesquite fire if you know what I mean. You could bake a simple pound cake on the smoker and serve with grilled peaches and ice cream...I'd take that against their "foo foo" chocolate dishes anyday.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 07:26 AM

I just got the promo for this Champagne and dessert event!!!!

Massage, Nail Art, Pedicures, Facials, Waxing, Hair, Skin Care, Desserts & More

Although I would love to show off my BBQ in hopes of getting a catering job or two I don't think this is the event that will showcase what I do best. I might reconsider if John Chips comes and helps out. I would be interested in seeing the reaction he gets when he tries to get the ladies to try his 'sticky pickle'.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:08 PM

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:33 PM

When is this event Bill?? If it is a day that I have open I could help you.

"Sweet Potato Pecan Bread Pudding with Champapagne Hard Sauce"

"Rice Pudding with Dried Cherries and Champagne"

"Champagne Cheesecake"

"Peach Cobbler with Bourbon"

"Bacon Brittle"

"Pig Candy"

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 03:38 PM

Leonard, it is July 9th from 7pm until 9pm in Elk Grove.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:13 PM

Hey Bill,

Too bad I didn't see this earlier. Sparkling wine is really versatile, it pairs with a lot of different foods well. I'm thinking grilled pears, maybe some foo-foo goat cheese-based filling, and maybe even as a grilled fruit tart (see this for one example) . Ask Ryan Pang, he actually knows this stuff for real.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:57 AM

On a wild chase, I googled "grilled pears and goat cheese" and found this from Tyler Florence - it even includes bacon!

Roasted Baby Pears with Herbed Goat Cheese

Now I might have to try this :-) It's possible it's too savory for dessert proper, but hey, it's pears.

Edited by Dana Myers, 17 November 2012 - 11:58 AM.





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