Come Join Chef Joe's Tasting Spoon Food Truck at Hi-Time Wine Cellars this Friday August 5th!

Friday, August 5 · 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Hi-Time Wine Cellars | 250 Ogle Street | Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Come with us to support our friend Joe Youkhan and his Food Truck, Chef Joe Youkhan's Tasting Spoon by going to Hi Time on Friday night, you can do the wine tasting with us (Gold Medal Fair Winners, $20) and and they actually can bring the food in to you! You won't be disappointed, the food is amazing!!!

Chef Joe's menu changes according to what ingredients are fresh and seasonal but here is a sample of some of his delicious offerings:

Arancini- Crispy Risotto Balls, Italian Sausage, stuffed with fresh Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce
Creamy Mac N` Cheese `Nuggets`- lightly Breaded & Crispy, 3 Cheese Bechamel
Roasted Chicken & Artichoke Pesto Pizza Pinwheel- Fresh Basil & Provolone
Napa Pizza- Thyme Roasted Grapes, Maytag Blue Cheese, Cabernet Sauvignon `Jam`, Baby Arugula
House Made Strawberry & Lemon Verbena Lemonade

 

And for those of you want to try some of Chef Joe's creativity in your own kitchen here is a fun summer recipe:

Bacon `n Cheese Stuffed Burgers with Onion `Jam`
(Yields 4 Burgers)

Burger ingredients:
1 pound 75/25 Ground chuck (80/20 fat to meat ratio is good too)
1/2 pound Ground pork
1 small Spanish onion, pureed till smooth
2 garlic cloves, pureed till smooth
1 whole egg, lightly beaten
¼ cup bread crumbs, soaked in water until soft, then squeezed dry
2  Tablespoons Tuscan garlic spice, Chef Joe`s Signature Blend (available for purchase)
1 Tablespoon Worsterchire sauce
1 Teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 Stick unsalted butter, softened
¼ Cup crispy bacon bits
¼ Cup cheddar cheese, shredded
4 each brioche hamburger buns (or any high quality bun), toasted
½ Cup onion `jam`, see attached recipe

Onion jam ingredients:
½ Cup olive oil
4 small onions, thinly sliced
1 Tablespoon kosher salt
1 Teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 Cups dry red wine
½ Cup brown sugar
½ Cup red wine vinegar
2  Bay leaves
¼ Cup ketchup

Directions for burger:
Thoroughly combine first nine ingredients. Cover and put back in fridge.
Combine butter, bacon and cheese. Roll into log about 2 inches thick. Keep butter log wrapped in plastic in fridge until ready to use
Evenly distribute meat into 8 thin patties, about ¼ inch thick.
Cut ½ inch piece of butter (remove plastic) and place in middle of patty.
Place another patty on top and mold into a burger. Continue until you have 4.
Salt and pepper both sides of hamburger and cook on a pre-heated, greased grill.
About 4 minutes per side, or until internal temp is 145 degrees. Let rest 5 minutes.
Lightly butter each half of toasted bun, place burger, and evenly spread jam.

Directions for onion `jam`:
Add oil to medium high heat sauce pan. Add onions, salt, pepper and bay leaves. Cook 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Add sugar and stir until it dissolves and begins to turn into a caramel.
Add vinegar and let reduce until vinegar is completely gone.
Add wine and simmer on low.
Cook on low until wine evaporates and onions are soft and thick.
Remove bay leaves, stir in ketchup.

 

Visit Chef Joe Youkhan's Tasting Spoon at www.chefjoeyoukhanstastingspoon.com/index.php

Visit Hi-Time Wine Cellars at www.hitimewine.net/index.asp

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