Monday, October 3, 2011

Chef's Treatment of Heritage Avocados

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. We'll -- here's 4,000 words from the Avocado Diva's dinner at Cafe Firenze. Chef John Paolone outdid himself using the Diva's amazing, unique, rare avocados. If you attended - leave a comment on what was your favorite dish. If you missed it - another one is going to be held at Chef Fabio Viviani (of Top Chef fame) Hollywood Restaurant on October 20, 2011. Call them at 818-760-7081 to make your reservation. Only 30 seats available - will go fast! (

Avocado and tuna crudo, balsamic miso, butter poached asparagus cracked pepper and EVO

- Paired with Mexicola Heritage avocado

Avocado crab ravioli, blister cherry tomatoes, basil white wine reduction  
- Paired with Morro Bay Late Season Hass Avocado (note: Late Season Morro Bay avocados are prized for their dense, fatty, huge flavor!)
Grilled pork tenderloin, savory avocado and sundried tomato risotto 
- Paired with Lamb Avocado
Avocado panna cotta, infused with vanilla and lemon essence
- Paired with MacArthur Heritage Avocado  

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