Welcome back to Sound Bites, an Eater original video feature in which footage of the city's most badass chefs crafting their signature dishes is paired with tunes from up-and-coming musicians. Regarding the volume: turn it up.
This week on Sound Bites, Jesse Schenker of acclaimed West Village restaurant Recette makes a beef carpaccio to the throbbing electronic beats of Chrome Canyon's "Branches." Schenker's version of the dish is not as simple as is looks. Below, the chef explains the inspiration and technique involved.
Chef Jesse explains:
I wanted to do compose a cold starter and I knew I wanted to incorporate burrata cheese somehow. I had played with the idea of vegetables wrapped around the cheese but didn’t like the texture. I wanted something that was soft in texture so the whole dish would be creamy on the palate. Then I thought about beef carpaccio and kind of brought the wrap technique and the classic carpaccio together to create one dish. I wanted to stick to classic flavor combinations for the carpaccio as well as the burrata so I thought an earthy porcini puree and an acid tomato jam would complement the two without taking away from the simplicity. I decided making a basil seed vinaigrette would not only look interesting, but add a nice textural component and the bitterness of the peppercress played great with the richness of the burrata and the sweetness of the tomato.· All Coverage of Sound Bites [~ENY~]
· All Coverage of Recette [~ENY~]
· Chrome Canyon [Official Site]