Category Archives: taste

  1. The Richard Blais Dinner

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    September 5, 2008 by seanbrock

    On August 31st we hosted chef Blais for our guest chef series.  I first me Richard almost 5 years ago …
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  2. Trufflebert Farm

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    April 24, 2008 by seanbrock

      Ted Lang stopped by the kitchen yesterday and brought me the best hazelnuts that I have ever tasted!! These …
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  3. Napoli Carrots

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    April 24, 2008 by seanbrock

    these took forever to grow, but they tasted awesome, braised in carrot juice and finished with a little citrus zest

  4. White Chocolate and Caviar

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    April 16, 2008 by seanbrock

      Years ago I read about this flavor pairing.  It’s quite strange to think about but tastes wonderful together. here …
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  5. Snacks

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    April 16, 2008 by seanbrock

    this is a fun way to start a tasting menu..it’s crispy foie gras croquant with truffled chicken liver mousse

  6. Country Pate

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    April 16, 2008 by seanbrock

      preppin the country pate….using housemade bacon for pate work is rewarding..this came out really good.  can’t wait to make …
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  7. Garden Onions

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    April 8, 2008 by seanbrock

    these are some Texas 1015 onions that we are growing for our restaurant.  They taste great when they are this …
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  8. Tomatoes

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    April 4, 2008 by seanbrock

  9. From our Garden

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    April 3, 2008 by seanbrock

    From left to right: Napoli Carrots, Forono Beets, Shunkyo Radishes, Albino Beets, Easter Egg Radish

  10. A gift from the Quinault Indians

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    April 3, 2008 by seanbrock

    Wild Sturgeon buy some from Tyler

  11. Local Strawberries

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    March 11, 2008 by seanbrock

    First of the season.  These were compressed with honey vinegar and served with Meyer Lemon curd, white chocolate and yoghurt.

  12. Dungeness Crabs

    February 18, 2008 by seanbrock

    really delicous, we served them with kaffir lime, avocado, fresh hearts of palm and caviar

  13. The Santa Monica Farmer’s Market

    February 18, 2008 by seanbrock

    We have incredible produce here in South Carolina, but I have always been jealous of the chefs who have the …
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  14. Flavor Combinations

    February 12, 2008 by seanbrock

    mango, chocolate, balsamic and butternut squash…..we served this with roasted foie gras

  15. Raspberry Vinegar

    February 5, 2008 by seanbrock

    This stuff is unbelievable.  We serve it with tomatoes when they are in season and here we are serving them …
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  16. Tennessee Truffles

    January 27, 2008 by seanbrock

    These are Perigord Truffles that are grown in TN by a genius named Tom Micheals.  In my opinion these truffles are …
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  17. Mango Vinegar

    January 27, 2008 by seanbrock

    I got some mango vinegar from my good friend Tyler Gray a while back, this stuff is insane.  Tyler can …
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  18. Foie “Terrine”

    January 27, 2008 by seanbrock

    Recently I have been thinking alot about cold foie gras preparations…the textures that are available, the refinement, the flavor, the …
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  19. Fat Based Marshmallows

    January 14, 2008 by seanbrock

  20. Onion Puree

    January 7, 2008 by seanbrock

    We have found that gellan gum helps us produce great vegetable purees.  .45 percent type f….set and puree

  21. Lunch at the Farm

    January 7, 2008 by seanbrock

  22. Restructured Poularde from Four Story Hill Farm

    January 7, 2008 by seanbrock

  23. Rita’s Roots

    December 28, 2007 by seanbrock

    My friend Rita Bachmann grew this incredible cauliflower.  It ended up whole roasted, shave raw and scrambled.  For a recent …
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  24. South Carolina Squab

    December 28, 2007 by seanbrock

  25. A Day in the Dirt with my Good Friend Yuzu

    December 28, 2007 by seanbrock

    micro palmex carrots, surrey arugula, scarlet queen turnips, asian cress, red russian kale, yuzu

  26. Kitchen Garden

    December 28, 2007 by seanbrock

    These are wonderful braised in clarified butter with a couple of drops of lemon juice and a splash of agave …
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  27. Fresh

    December 28, 2007 by seanbrock

    We are lucky enough to get this fish straight from the boat.  Grouper and Porgy, although each catch may bring …
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  28. Fata Paper

    November 25, 2007 by seanbrock

  29. The Upstate Farmers Alliance

    November 25, 2007 by seanbrock

    this is very exciting for us….tamworth pigs taste really good.

  30. Snacks

    November 25, 2007 by seanbrock

  31. Garden Pics

    November 25, 2007 by seanbrock

  32. Satsuma Tangerine

    November 25, 2007 by seanbrock

  33. Cod

    November 25, 2007 by seanbrock

    Cvap Cod..with cauliflower, allium, mushrooms

  34. New Cooking Surfaces

    October 15, 2007 by seanbrock

    we heated this salt block in the oven for several hours….we allowed the guests to cook some scallops and then …
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  35. Cvap

    October 15, 2007 by seanbrock

    Daurade Royale..  This was started in the cvap and finished on the plancha.  This is a really nice way to …
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  36. Filtration

    October 11, 2007 by seanbrock

    We plan to use this mustard broth to cook cauliflower stems under pressure

  37. Compression

    September 28, 2007 by seanbrock

  38. Chewy Olive Oil

    September 27, 2007 by seanbrock

    Olive Poached Tomato, chewy olive oil, braised pine nuts, arugula

  39. Cauliflower

    September 7, 2007 by seanbrock

    Braised with Vegetable Juice and Salted Butter

  40. Golden Plums from Owls’s Nest Plantation

    September 7, 2007 by seanbrock

    Blis Elixir, Tarragon, Foie Gras

  41. Sometimes a picture speaks for itself

    September 7, 2007 by seanbrock

  42. Slow Poached Farm Egg

    September 7, 2007 by seanbrock

    These eggs come from a Farm right outside town.  Absolutely incredible, thanks to Celeste for providing us with such a …
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  43. Infusion

    August 28, 2007 by seanbrock

    gin, grains of paradise, tasmanian peppercorns, cucumbers, szechuan green peppercorns and angelica branch

  44. Local Eggs

    August 28, 2007 by seanbrock

    These are poached at 70c for 10 minutes then topped with?????????????????  The possibilities are unlimited.  My latest thoughts are uni …
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  45. Products-Ideas-Execution

    August 28, 2007 by seanbrock

    I love how certain dishes come together and how they spark new ideas for other dishes….Here we wanted to serve this …
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  46. Campari-Watermelon

    August 28, 2007 by seanbrock

    The sweetness of the wartermelon plays nicely with the bitterness of the campari…Here we serve it with peekytoe crab and …
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  47. Tomato Salad

    August 22, 2007 by seanbrock

    This tomato weighed nearly 2.5 pounds….we serve it with mozzeralla sheets.  We make traditional mozz and then poach it at …
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  48. SGA150

    August 22, 2007 by seanbrock

  49. Duck Ham

    August 22, 2007 by seanbrock

    We cured this with several spices and salt….we served it roasted with local figs and bliss elixir

  50. Pears from Farmer Joseph Fields

    August 15, 2007 by seanbrock

    We compressed these with agave nectar and hazelnut oil…..We served the pears with duck ham, balsamic pearls and blue cheese

  51. Classic

    August 15, 2007 by seanbrock

    Beef Tartare with preserved and grated black truffles.  The second course of our black truffle menu.

  52. Summer Vegetables

    August 14, 2007 by seanbrock

    The vegetables are braised with vegetable juices and truffle butter.  We serve them on our truffle menu with tuna spiced …
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  53. Braised Truffles

    August 14, 2007 by seanbrock

    these are preserved trufffles from Italy

  54. Potatoes from Kennerty Farms

    August 14, 2007 by seanbrock

    These potatoes are wonderful, we braise them submerged in a mixture of duck fat, olive oil , bacon fat and …
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  55. Black Truffle Soup

    August 14, 2007 by seanbrock

    This is part of our truffle menu….we braise black truffles from Umbria in truffle juice and puree them into a …
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  56. Turnips

    August 11, 2007 by seanbrock

  57. Beets

    August 11, 2007 by seanbrock

    We cook these beets in the pressure cooker with beet juice.  The yellow blocks are pressure cooked golden beets restructured …
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  58. Heirloom Tomatoes

    July 24, 2007 by seanbrock

    These tomatoes are incredible

  59. My Tomatoes

    July 24, 2007 by seanbrock

  60. Malabar Spinach

    July 24, 2007 by seanbrock

    delicious

  61. Ups and Downs

    July 20, 2007 by seanbrock

    On the positive side…………………  this is a tomato from my grandmother’s garden….the seeds will be saved and planted here in charleston …
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  62. Oils and Vinegars

    July 12, 2007 by seanbrock

    these are so important to our cuisine.  They bring balance