While Alex’s Bistro looks about the same, the changes in the kitchen signal a significant upgrade, including some fresh new spins on classic French bistro fare, a style of cuisine that is sadly lacking in the Columbus Restaurant scene.
Ingredients For the crust 1 1/2 cups flour, preferably unbleached 1 1/4 sticks of butter, cut into 1/4 inch cubes 1 teaspoon sugar For the filling 5 medium apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thin (about 1/4 inch) (Granny Smith apples work well) 1 stick butter, preferably unsalted 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1 teaspoon [...]
Ingredients 1 navel orange 1 (12-oz) bag fresh cranberries 1/2 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, optional Cooking Instructions Finely grate 2 teaspoons zest from orange. Cut away and discard peel and pith from orange, then cut sections free from membranes. Pulse cranberries with zest, orange sections, sugar, and cinnamon in a food processor until finely [...]
Ingredients 5 lbs potatoes, peeled, halved, and boiled until fork tender (Yukon Gold preferred) 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sour cream, optional 1 – 8 oz package cream cheese, softened 1/2-1 cup whole milk 2 eggs, beaten Cooking Instructions Drain the potatoes. Return the potatoes to the hot pan for five minutes to dry [...]
Ingredients 4 pounds potatoes, scrubbed, peeled and cubed 1 1/2 cups milk or cream, or a combination 1/4 cup sour cream, or more to taste 8 Tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened, or more to taste 2 Tablespoons horseradish (not creamy), more or less to taste, optional Salt and coarsely ground white or black pepper [...]
Roasted Asparagus Ingredients fresh asparagus – 5 to 8 stalks per person, depending on the size 1 – 2 Tablespoons olive oil Kosher salt Cooking Instructions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. Peel the stalks of the asparagus so it will cook uniformly. Place the asparagus on [...]
Ingredients 8 – 10 cups coarsely torn bread cubes, preferably homemade 2 ounces (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, plus 2 tablespoons 1 1/4 cups chopped celery 1 cup finely chopped onion 2 – 3 Tablespoons sage leaves, chopped, or to taste 1/2 – 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, or to taste 1 heaping teaspoon poultry seasoning (we [...]
Ingredients 12-to-14-pound turkey Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 6 – 8 tablespoons (one stick) butter at room temperature Onions, peeled and cut into quarters; ribs celery cut crosswise into thirds; parsley 2 lemons (optional) Cooking Instructions Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Cook by temperature, not by time. Rinse the turkey inside and [...]