In the 18th Century, many upper class European young men (and a few women) undertook The Grand Tour, a lavish trip across Europe in search of art, culture and the roots of Western civilization. With a remarkable breadth of experience gleaned from cooking professionally all around the globe, Chef Amira Eskenazi conveniently brings a Grand Tour of her favourite European dishes right you, no passport required!
A selection of elegant traditional European dishes from across France and Italy, with delicious detours to Austria and Greece along the way. A showcase of Amira’s prodigious culinary talents, everything is made from scratch, from the pâté a choux and terrine, to the sourdough bread and spätzle. Bon Voyage!
Amuse bouche: (France)
Pâte à choux stuffed with whipped hard-boiled egg, glazed with tomato jelly
Homemade pork terrine with cranberries, walnuts and herbs
Homemade sourdough bread and butter
Warm raspberry maple onion confit
Main Course: (Italy/Austria/Poland)
Chicken cacciatore with sweet peppers, carrots, mushrooms, black olives
Buttered spätzle with and poppy seeds
Warm sweet beets with parsley
Buttered filo cups filled with pastry cream topped with strawberries macerated in Balsamic vinegar and buckwheat honey
Amira Eskenazi is a veteran international chef having worked on a number of continents over the past 2 decades. She was Head Chef on tour with Cirque du Soleil for 5 years and then she spent 7 years as a private yacht chef in the US, Caribbean and Europe.
She was also head chef at Tel Aviv’s only authentic Tuscan restaurant in Naveh Tzedek, giving her insight into traditional Italian flavours. She now produces and sells her own handmade sauces, pastas, pestos and tapenades through her company, VALIS foodcraft.
Every weekend The Depanneur invites a guest chef to host a fun, informal dinner party.