Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sunday Super :: Peter Berley, A Vegetarian Feast

Our last supper was a vegetarian feast by Peter Berley. We were truly honored and thrilled to have Peter in our kitchen! Peter is the former executive chef at the renowned Angelica Kitchen, here in New York. He has gone on to teach at numerous schools such as ICE and Natural Gourmet institute. His acclaimed books include “ The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen, “ “ Fresh Food Fast, “ and most recently “ The Flexitarian : Inspired Flexible Meals for Vegetarians, Meat Lovers and Everyone In Between. “ He has also contributed to Edible Brooklyn, Food and Wine, Bon Apetit and many more.

The Menu:

Crisp Fried Artichoke and Lemon Wheels with Spiced Fennel salt

Salad of Celery, Green Apple, Young Pecorino, and Walnuts
Mustard Vinaigrette

“Risotto” of Spelt and Lentil with Roasted Cauliflower
Brown Butter

Bittersweet Chocolate Bread Pudding with Cognac and Dried Cherries
Whipped Crème Fraiche

Decor : In honor of Earth Day we opted for a greener approach to the usual tabletop. We decorated with an array of succulents from our flower market, added bright green + white striped napkins and a beautifully designed menu from Eve Legris (stay tuned for more about her and her beautiful creations later).


  1. All your tablescape are gorgeous!!

  2. Wow! Lovely menu and these photos are to die for!! I luv succulents!!!

  3. I have Fresh Food Fast and LOVE it. Beautiful photos as always!

  4. Little typo in the title 'supper'.
    Love your style of photos and the menu sounds so crisp and green. Is it possible to see pictures of the food?

  5. Thank you all - undergroundrestaurant: thanks for the typo alert :) and yes - many food photos coming soon !

  6. where did you find those striped napkins?

  7. Awesome! I love Peter and his recipes. His cookbooks are a staple in our kitchen.