Whether hosting or attending a holiday party this season, these crowd pleasing appetizers by Wolfgang Puck will put everyone in a festive spirit.
All recipes courtesy of www.WolfgangPuck.com.
Spicy Tomato & Basil Bruschetta
12 x 1-inch thick slices, country-style Italian bread
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp roasted garlic
3 tbsp julienned basil, for garnish
4 ripe tomatoes, cored and cut into ½-inch dice
½ cup oven-dried tomatoes, coarsely chopped
½ cup julienned basil leaves
½ tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
¼ tsp crushed dried red pepper flakes
Geoffrey Zakarian is known for many things – possessing the coveted title of Iron Chef, hosting several Food Network television shows, creating some of New York’s most notable restaurants, and of course, serving as The Water Club’s Culinary Lifestyle Consultant. But, few know his best kept secret… that a well-organized pantry is the backbone of any kitchen. For the first time, Zakarian is showing us how to use the pantry to jumpstart any meal with his new cookbook, “My Perfect Pantry: 150 Easy Recipes from 50 Essential Ingredients.”
Borgata: In your opinion, which pantry item gives you the most bang for your buck?
Geoffrey Zakarian:Sea Salt and really good Sherry Wine Vinegar.
For the third year, Borgata will present a program of signature events throughout Savor Borgata Weekend that will celebrate the individual talent of each participating chef. On Friday, November 7, Savor Borgata will kick-off with two signature dinners designed to excite even the most experienced palettes. “A Night with Borgata’s Culinary Masters,” located at 28 West, will present a gastronomic experience guests will savor for a lifetime – including a cocktail reception with Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and a 4-course dinner prepared by Bobby Flay, Michael Schulson, Stephen Kalt, and Thaddeus DuBois.