Thursday, December 30, 2010

Its been awhile since I've been here

Big night tomorrow, New Years Eve, since Christmas I have had two cooks out sick and I have been on the line alot. Seen some nice reviews on Roux, Travel Adviser has two new ones, great article in Country Roads comming out in January
New Years should bring good things:
Roux on Orleans
New Years Eve 2010
Pre Fixe Four Course
Dinner 6 PM-Midnight

Soups and Appetizers
Oyster Rockefeller Soup

Gumbo Ya Ya

Shrimp Saffron
Louisiana Shrimp Sautéed with Saffron Cream

Louisiana Crawfish and Goat Cheese Crepes
Topped with a Chardonnay Creole Cream

Seared Foie Gras
Tatsoi, Raspberries and Aged Balsamic Gastric


House Salad
Mixed Field Greens with a Creole Mustard Steen’s Cane Vinegar Dressing

Lambs Leaf Lettuce
With a Warm Applewood Bacon Vinaigrette

Filet Mignon
Maine Lobster Mashed Potatoes, Jumbo Lump Crab and Sauce Béarnaise

Pecan Crusted Puppy Drum
Served over Oven Roasted Pecan and Crabmeat Relish with Lemon Butter

Veal Rack Chop
Porcini Mushroom Cream, Gratineed Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus

Wild Atlantic Salmon
Grilled, Topped with Champagne Cream and Creole Choupique Caviar served with Parslied Potatoes and Broccoli Rabe

Colorado Lamb Rack
Roasted and Served with Dijon and Oregano Chardonnay Sauce with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and a Bouquetiere of Miniature Vegetables


Madagascar Vanilla bean Crème Brûlée topped with fresh Blueberry Compote

Warm Creole Maracaibo Bread Pudding with Vanilla Crème Anglaise

Fresh Berry Tart with Raspberry Coulis

Chocolate Mousse Torte, Crème Chantilly

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Getting ready for Christmas

Long day, still down three teammembers, worked a busy line by myself, recieved the products for Christmas, Fresh Geese, New York State Fresh Grade A Foie Gras, Prime Nebraska Strip Sirloins, Wild Atlantic Salmon, Local Fresh Caviar, Shrimp and Crabmeat. Just to mention a few. Another long day tomorrow.  The restaurant is fully booked for Saturday and expecting a very busy Christmas Eve.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Back at work

A breakfast cook call off, and three pop-up banquets, just another day. One thing that makes the day better is the fresh Perigoux Black Truffles that came in. I will post a picture. I have a banquet for 200 tonight so keeping this short

Monday, December 13, 2010

Oyster and Artichoke Pan Roast

Roux on Orleans, chef Guy Sockrider -- Sophie Gayot of

Roux on Orleans, chef Guy Sockrider — Sophie Gayot of Video - WittySparks

Roux on Orleans, chef Guy Sockrider — Sophie Gayot of Video - WittySparks

White Truffle Risotto.mp4

Turbot au Champagne.mp4

Tricolore Salad with Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette.mp4


Grilled Asparagus with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette.mp4

Chocolate Pate.mp4

Soft Shell Crab with Jumbo Lump Crab Creole Meuniere

day off

I have had 3 since I opened Roux On Orleans, I am planning dinner with my wife, I have a beautiful standing rib roast in the oven and I just picked up a bottle of 94 Silver Oak from the local wine shop, add some fresh green beans, jumbo baked potato and and some NOLA french bread. Tomorrow back to work.