Monday, July 10, 2006

On The Jersey Shore

Bobby Flay and CBS Early Show's Tracy Smith at Flay's newest eatery

Congrats to celebrity super chef Bobby Flay on the opening of his fifth restaurant called Bobby Flay Steak, at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, N.J.

Thankfully, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, et al, have finally come to an agreement after last week's massive flap and subsequent shutdown of the state's government facilities including public beaches, resorts, etc.. All appears to be well now (except of course, New Jerseyites having to dig a little deeper as a result of a hike in sales tax) and the casinos are back in full swing -- allowing visitors to work up a healthy appetite at either the slots or the gambling tables.

And no doubt, if this new steak house is anything like Chef Flay's other successful eateries, it'll be worth a visit on your next Atlantic City excursion. Read more about the grand opening here.

Also, what could be better for a South Jersey / Philly style steak than Flay's recipe for Provolone Sauce?

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons AP flour
2 cups whole milk, heated
1 cup grated provolone cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
Salt and freshly ground white pepper

1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
2. Slowly whisk in the warm milk, and cook, whisking constantly until thickened, about 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Remove the mixture from the heat and whisk in the provolone and parmesan until combined; season with salt and white pepper.

Good eats and good Monday, gang! Peace.

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