When we eat at a restaurant, we remember the event for different reasons: for the company we had, for the service we received, the ambiance, or the taste of the food. If we are lucky, we get to experience it all on one sitting!
Last summer, yes a year ago, I got just so lucky when I went to eat with my brother on Pure Bistro in Helsinki, Finland.
Picture it: beautiful summer day and an outside terrace on lovely courtyard. It was at end of the lunch rush on a Saturday, and we managed to get a table there. It was a bit pricey, as most restaurants close to tourist places are. We both ended up ordering the same thing:
Blueberry risotto with goat-cheese.
Yes, I know -- I ordered it just to see how the tastes would work together!
And it was lovely, I still remember the creamy taste...
The base was just basic white wine risotto, where at the end was added goat-cheese so that it had melted. On top of the serving there was a sprinkle of fresh, whole blueberries, roasted, halved sun-dried cherry tomatoes, springs of thyme, and few shavings of Parmesan cheese.
Compliments to the chef to capturing such a taste, that I still treasure it, a year after.
I'm a chef and a pastry chef, and I love food. Preparing a meal for someone is a show of love; for your craft, for the ingredients, and for the ones eating.
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