In celebration of the XVIII Festival Gourmet International in Puerto Vallarta this November Master Chef Thierry Blouet, event founder and owner of Café des Artistes, along with guest visiting chef Javier Plascencia, founder of the Baja Culinary Fest, participated in the Safari Dinner event by providing appetizers a Green Martini and delicious oysters on the half shell, as well as three exceptional fish based appetizers. Some guests enjoyed a Safari dinner of appetizers at Café des Artistes, entree at Trio, and dessert at the River Café. Visiting ‘foodies’ could select and purchase tickets for any of the area restaurants included on the 2012 festival Safari menu.
Café des Artistes is one of the most beautiful and gastronomically renowned venues in Puerto Vallarta, and Chef Blouet’s reputation is one of international renown. Chef Javier Plascencia currently owns several successful restaurants, is a teacher, and will be opening a new restaurant on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles this January. For upcoming culinary events visitwww.festivalgourmet.com.
JALAPENO & CUCUMBER MARTINI From Thierry Blouet, Café des Artistes
2 slices of seedless jalapenos 2 slices of cucumber ½ oz. Organic agave nectar ½ oz. white tequila Thierry Blouet 1 lime Procedure:
Blend jalapenos, cucumber and organic agave nectar in blender. Place all the ingredients, including the blended jalapenos, cucumber and agave syrup in the shaker. Shake up 16 times and serve in a Martini glass. Note: The agave syrup will last about a week and a half, and must be refrigerated. by Bonnie Carroll
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