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Behind the Scenes: Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour

November 7th, 2014
Antonio Bachour Restaurantware Bamboo Collection

Chef Antonio Bachour and the Restaurantware Bamboo Collection

Here we are again! This week at Restaurantware we are excited to share with you the latest behind the scene footage with the king of pastry chef Antonio Bachour at the St. Regis Hotel in Bal Harbour.

We would like to begin by letting you know more about Chef Bachour and thanking him again for allowing us to enter the “artist’s room” as he was working with Restaurantware’s eco-friendly bamboo serving collection.

Antonio Bachour: Raised in Puerto Rico and felt in love with pastry at a very young age due to the fact that he spent his childhood in his family’s bakery. Chef Bachour graduated from Johnson & Wales and he spent the early years of his career as a pastry chef at the Sand Hotel & Casino and Westin Rio Mar. Then he moved to San Juan and worked for two years as the pastry chef at the Ritz-Carlton . In 2001, Antonio Bachour moved to Miami Beach and became a pastry chef at the Talula. Quickly after moving to Miami Beach, he started experimenting with Italian delicacies in both New York and Miami. In 2011, Pastry chef Antonio Bachour was also selected as one of “The top 10 pastry chefs”  by Dessert Professional Magazine and he is successfully creating innovative recipes every year.

Antonio Bachour Restaurantware Bamboo Collection

Chef Antonio Bachour and the Restaurantware Bamboo Collection

Everyone could learn from this amazing pastry chef.  As you can see, his creations look simply marvelous on our original Restaurantware Bamboo Collection.

If you want to impress your friends with a creative presentation,  get inspired by this delicious cake pop recipe:

Delicious Cake Pop Recipe:

  • Ingredients:

2 (18 ounce) cake mixes (you can use any flavor cake mix or your favorite homemade cake recipe) – Prepare it according to directions or recipe.

Eggs and oil (use the number of eggs and amount of oil that is required from the cake mix directions you are preparing)

Frosting (you can make your own or buy pre-made frosting)

Peanuts

Heart-Shaped Skewers (Check the the Restaurantware Bamboo Collection HERE)

  • Directions:

Prepare cake according to directions on package or recipe, then crumble it up in a food processor. Now, put cake crumbles in a mixing bowl and mix it with frosting.

Scoop mixture out and create small balls using your hands, then place balls on a parchment covered baking sheet, then put a lovely heart shaped skewer in each ball. Now, dip into peanuts and chill them until set.

You can purchase lovely heart-shaped skewers from Restaurantware. These skewers are both lovely and durable, they had a wonderful touch to any cake pop recipe.

Handmade Red Heart Bamboo Skewer

Handmade Red Heart Bamboo Skewer

 

 

A Fun Mexican Macaroni Salad Recipe – Served In Black Girata Dishes

October 31st, 2014

This flavorful Mexican Macaroni Salad Recipe is a fun dish to make and serve up in lovely black Girata dishes. It goes very well with steak, chicken and even fish, hope you and your party guests love this tasty treat.

Black Girata dishes have been created with lovely side angles, bold edges and a modern design. They are durable and heavy duty catering, restaurant and party dishes.

black girata dishes

Lovely Black Girata Dishes are perfect to use in any kind of food setting. Get them today.

Flavorful Mexican Macaroni Salad Recipe

Instructions for making this salad:

Boil some water, once water boils, put pasta in the water and cook until al dente.

Drain macaroni, then rinse it and put it in a bowl and set aside.

Now, place two or three ears of corn on a grill or a grill pan (you can also just use a skillet if you don’t have a grill), then char the ears of corn.

While your corn cooks, chop some onions, tomatoes, black olives, and green onions.

Take corn off grill or out of pan and cut the kernels from the cob.

Now, drain a can of beans, you can use almost any canned bean here, but most folks prefer kidney beans.

It is time to create the dressing.

Put a couple cups of salsa in a bowl, then add a couple dallops of sour cream (about 1-1 1/2 cups). Now, add a couple of Tablespoons of mayonnaise, then grate some garlic into this mixture. At this point, you should add a teaspoon of cumin, stir all these ingredients together until they are mixed well.

Now, put all your salad ingredients together in one bowl (the macaroni, vegetables, all the ingredients, except the dressing) mix well.

Now, stir the dressing into the macaroni mixture, there you have it, one delicious Mexican Macaroni Salad dish. Serve up in gorgeous black Girata dishes.

 

Two Soup Recipes That Are Perfect To Serve In Black Aqua Bowls

October 31st, 2014

Here are two soup recipes that are perfect served up in black aqua bowls. One is a refreshing strawberry soup. This soup will please the palate of even your pickiest guests. The other soup is a melon soup. This soup is also a crowd pleaser.

Black Aqua bowls make great dessert, appetizer, soup and side dish vessels. They measure 3.25 inches in length x 1.4 inches in height x 3.25 inches in width, these cleverly crafted bowls work wonderfully in any type of food setting.

black aqua bowls.

A lovely black aqua bowl brings out the natural beauty of any soup, salad or side dish. Try them today.

Refreshing Strawberry Soup Recipe:

Ingredients:

16 ounces of low-fat yogurt

2 cups of low-fat milk

4 cups of strawberries

4 teaspoons of sugar

fresh peaches (you could substitute for another kind of fruit if you like)

fresh mint

Directions:

Put strawberries, peaches, yogurt, sugar and milk into a food processor or into a blender, then blend ingredients until smooth and creamy. Now, place soup in a bowl, cover and chill in fridge until you are ready to serve it.

When it is time to serve the soup, put a scoop or two in a contemporary black aqua bowl and let your culinary fans enjoy.

2nd Recipe

Tasty Melon Soup

Directions:

Prepare the same as you did the strawberry soup above, except substitute lemon yogurt in place of the plain yogurt. Also, use 4 cups of cubed honeydew instead of strawberries and add 2 teaspoons of fresh ginger when you blend the mixture together. Once you chill the soup, serve up in lovely black aqua bowls and enjoy.

 

Great Time Of Year For This Tasty Pumpkin Soup Recipe

October 31st, 2014

It is a great time of year to serve up this tasty pumpkin soup recipe in exquisite black Le Fleur Cups. This soup is delicious and its natural beauty is amped up by the elegance of black Le Fleur cups.

Black Le Fleur cups are classy and make fantastic vessels for mini appetizers, small portion sized dessert and tasting recipes.

black lefleur cup

Great time of year to serve up pumpkin soup in exquisite black Le Fleur cups.

Tasty Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Ingredients:

12 cups of chicken stock

3 teaspoon of salt

8 cups of pumpkin puree

2 teaspoons of chopped fresh parsley

2 cups of chopped onion

1 teaspoon of chopped fresh thyme

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 cup of heavy whipping cream

10 whole black peppercorns

Directions:

Using a large stock pot, heat up chicken stock, pumpkin, thyme, salt, garlic and peppercorns. Bring this mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, then simmer it for 30 minutes, do not cover the mixture.

Now, take a cup or two of the mixture and puree it using a food processor or blender, then return it to the stock pot and simmer for another 30 minutes. Again do not cover the pot.

Now, stir in heavy whipping cream and scoop some of the pumpkin soup into lovely black Le Fleur cups. Serve at as a mini appetizer, amuse bouche or tasting culinary treat. Enjoy.

Elegant Pesto and Tomato Appetizer – Perfect For Weddings

October 30th, 2014

Are you catering a wedding reception? Are you hosting a black tie affair? Do you own an upscale restaurant? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should start your guests off with this tasty pesto and tomato appetizer recipe. Serve it up in classy black incline shot glasses and impress everyone with your creative culinary food presentation.

Black Incline Shot Glasses have a first-class design, they look exceptionally elegant so you can definitely use them at any upscale party, catering event or restaurant. Plus, these chic glasses are the perfect size for mini appetizers, little dessert portions and much more.

black incline glasses

The beauty of black incline glasses is undeniable, use these at all your party events.

Elegant Pesto and Tomato Appetizer (Perfect recipe for upscale events)

Ingredients:

12 tomatoes

3 cups of sour cream

4 Tablespoons of lemon juice (you will also need an additional 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice, as well)

1 cup of parmesan cheese

2 garlic cloves (minced)

2 cups of fresh basil leaves (you will also need an additional 2 tablespoons of basil leaves)

fresh ground black pepper

salt

arugula leaves (these are for garnish)

Directions:

Chop tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of basil leaves, then stir these two ingredients together and put a scoop of the mixture in the bottom of your lovely black incline glasses.

Now, stir together sour cream, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice and black pepper, then put some of this mixture on top of the tomato mixture.

Using a food processor, coarsely chop remaining basil leaves, add remaining lemon juice, garlic cloves and parmesan cheese in with the basil leaves, blend until all these ingredients become a paste.

Put this paste on top of the sour cream mixture that you have already put in your pretty black shot glasses. Serve and Enjoy.

 

 

 

Delicious Ham Tea Sandwiches, Great Appetizers

October 30th, 2014

These delicious ham and lettuce tea sandwiches make great appetizers, they are perfect mini sandwich delights so serve them on lovely medium sized black aqua plates at your next food function a.s.a.p. Your party guests, catering clients and restaurant customers are sure to love these culinary treats. Plus, they will help you add a classy element to any buffet line or sit-down food event so don’t delay order some pretty black aqua plates, fix up these yummy sandwiches and serve.

Medium sized black aqua plates can help you enhance all your favorite sammy treats and food presentations so make sure to order them right now. These plates are high quality disposable plates and can easily be used in both casual and upscale food gatherings.

black aqua plate medium

The loveliness of a black aqua plate can enhance any modern sammy creation.

Delicious Ham and Lettuce Tea Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients:

2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese (softened)

1 cup of mayonnaise

1 teaspoon of dill weed

1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt

Your favorite white bread

A couple of heads of lettuce

2 pounds of shaved ham

1 pound of Monterey Jack Cheese (sliced)

Directions:

Mix together the cream cheese, dill weed, garlic salt until well combined, then toast several slices of bread. Now, cut the crust of the bread, spread cream cheese mixture on each piece of bread, then put half of the bread aside. Take half of the bread slices and place a piece of lettuce, a piece of ham and a piece of cheese on each slice. Now, grab the bread that you set aside and place a piece of bread on top of the bread that you topped with lettuce, ham and cheese. Place sandwiches on lovely medium sized black aqua plates and serve for all to enjoy.

 

 

Let Your Guests Enjoy This Smoked Salmon Bruschetta Recipe Today

October 30th, 2014

Want to please all your party, catering and restaurant guests? Why not, try serving them this tasty smoked salmon bruschetta recipe on a lovely modern black mini Terzetto plate. This recipe is flavorful and looks sensational on these types of plates. Don’t wait any longer, make it tonight.

Black Mini Terzetto Plates have a three compartment element so you can showcase three of your fabulous appetizers or dessert treats.

black terzetto plate

A Lovely Black Terzetto plate has three compartments so you can showcase three of your favorite appetizers or dessert creations.

Tasty Smoked Salmon Bruschetta Recipe

Ingredients:

Fresh Tomatoes (About three or four will do)(slice thinly)

Smoked Salmon (thinly cut)

One or Two Baguettes (sliced, you will need about 24 slices)

Chives (finely chopped)

Butter

Directions:

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly butter one side of each baguette slice, then place it butter side down on a baking sheet. Now, bake the baguette slices for about 5-7 minutes.

Once baguettes are cooked, let them cool slightly, then top each baguette slice with a piece of tomato, a piece of salmon and a couple chives.

Now, place a one of these smoked salmon baguette on top of a modern day black mini Terzetto plate and serve.

Note: once your baguettes slices are toasted than you can also top each one with some cream cheese before adding the other ingredients.

Sweet White Chocolate Candy Egg Recipe – Served in Mini Handled Plates

October 30th, 2014

Delight all your party, catering and restaurant fans by serving up this tasty sweet white chocolate candy egg recipe. This yummy candy egg treat is sure to be a hit and makes an awesome treat when you serve it up on black mini handled plates.

Black Mini Handled plates are high quality party, catering and restaurant plates. They have a cuteness that you don’t usually get from a disposable plate. In addition, these plates are durable and heavy duty, which means you can use them with confidence in any type of indoor and outdoor food environment.

black mini handled plates

Black mini plates are high quality plates that you will be pleased and happy to use in any food setting.

Sweet White Chocolate Candy Egg Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup of butter (cut into cubes)

6 cups of confectioner’s sugar

1 1/3 cups of sweetened condensed milk

2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract

4 cups of pecans (finely chopped)

2 pound of white chocolate coating (melted)

Gel food coloring (optional)

Directions:

Melt butter in a large saucepan, stir in confectioner’s sugar, then add and stir in milk and vanilla until the mixture is smooth.

Put mixture in a bowl.

Cover bowl and place in fridge for about 2 hours or until you can handle the mixture effortlessly.

Form balls out of the mixture and place them on waxed-lined baking sheets.

Using your hands take each ball and shape them to look like eggs.

Take each egg and dip in white chocolate coating, then put them on another waxed lined baking sheet.

If you would like the eggs to be speckled, then make a small ball out of waxed paper and dip it in gel food coloring, then gently tap the waxed paper ball onto a paper towel or plate to get off the excess food coloring, then gently press the ball onto each egg. However, if you don’t want to speckle your eggs, then just place them in the fridge to set.

Once set, place eggs in a beautiful black mini handled plate and serve.

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Quick Profiterole Recipe – Great Served On Black Mini Coquille Plates

October 30th, 2014

Do you need a scrumptious dessert treat? Would you like this treat to be quick to make and delicious? If you said yes to these questions, then try serving up this easy profiterole recipe on gorgeous black mini Coquille plates.

Black Mini Coquille plates have a unique modern design, they look elegant and classy so you can use them in any type of food environment. Plus, these contemporary plates are durable so they make excellent tableware for both indoor and outdoor food gatherings.

black coquille plates

Black Coquille plates have a unique design that will please all your culinary fans.

Scrumptious Profiterole Recipe

Ingredients:

Profiterole shells (you can purchase high quality tasty profiterole shells from Restaurantware at an affordable price)

3 cups of heavy cream

3/4 cup of confectioner’s sugar

Directions:

Beat heavy cream until soft peaks form, then using whisk to blend confectioner’s sugar into the heavy cream. Make sure sugar and cream get thoroughly combined. You can also add a little bit of vanilla if you want a little vanilla flavor in your profiterole cream.

Now, cut your profiteroles in half and spread cream on one half, then put the two halves back together. Serve on gorgeous black mini coquille plates.

A little note: you can also melt some chocolate and drizzle it over the top of each profiterole.

 

5 Great Ways To Serve Raspberries

October 30th, 2014

Raspberries are tasty and look elegant in a catering, party or restaurant setting. However, many times all we do is throw some berries in a dish, cover them with whip cream and serve them up to our party, catering and restaurant guests. Why not get creative with your raspberries and use these great ways to serve raspberries.

5 Great Ways To Serve Raspberries

black display stand

A black display stand can be used in many ways, including showcasing your raspberries.

1. Serve them on beautiful modern black display pallets.

You can put some fresh raspberries in mini cones and display them on beautiful black display pallets. These display pallets are durable, lovely and look very attractive in any type of food setting. The gorgeous color of these pallets will enhance the natural beauty of your raspberries.

2. Make raspberry jam.

You can make raspberry jam and serve it with crackers or on crispy pieces of toast.

3. Cocktail garnish.

You can make a fruity cocktail and garnish it with fresh raspberries.

4. Ice cream topping.

You can use fresh raspberries as a topper for your favorite ice cream.

5. Enhance a chocolate brownie or cake.

You can add raspberries to a chocolate brownie or cake, this adds a special touch to a classic chocolate dessert treat.

There are many ways to use fresh raspberries, I hope these tips for using raspberries come in handy and help you create a unique one-of-a-kind food dish in your catering business, party setting and restaurant facility.