Cauliflower: The ‘new’ Kale

Forget Kale

Yep – that’s old news

Foodies, chefs, cooks and lovers of good food are predicting 2016 to be the year of CAULIFLOWER

Perhaps you have horrible images of this mushy white vegetable, but think again… Chefs in North America – primarily New York –  are revolutionizing this delicious vegetable across the state and the country

Here are some favourite cauliflower dishes you can get in North America

So … what’s your favourite?

For the ultimate cauliflower recipe – check out Chef Brian Christman’s Cauliflower & Brie Au Gratin from Del Frisco’s Steak House on The Cooking Junket

Roasted Cauliflower – Award-winning Chef Andrew Carmellini of The Dutch at W South Beach

Roast cauliflower, tea-poached raisins, Marcona almonds and turmeric butter come together in this Mediterranean-inspired side dish at The Dutch. When roasted, it’s full of flavor, texture and has a wonderful aroma.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House_ Roasted Cauliflower Au Gratin with Brie (2)
Cauliflower & Brie Au Gratin

Cauliflower & Brie Au Gratin – Chef Brian Christman of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House New York

A vegetarian twist on a classic steak house favorite, this dish is one of Del Frisco’s most popular sides. Both creamy and nutty with melted triple crème brie, heavy cream, parsley, white truffle oil and freshly cracked white pepper, this dish is both hearty and (semi) healthy.

Cauliflower Tempura – Chef Christian Petroni of Fortina Restaurant

Inspired by decadence, Fortina’s whole brined tempura cauliflower takes vegetable-driven dishes to a whole new level; deep fried and topped with homemade meat sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and pecorino.  (Available at all three Fortina locations – Stamford, Rye, Armonk).


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Crispy Coconut Cauliflower Tacos

Crispy Coconut Cauliflower Tacos – Chef Orlando Rodriguez of Veraisons Restaurant at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars

Given the abundance of the vegetable in the region and the versatility of the ingredient, Chef Orlando was inspired to create a unique take on the taco. With coconut milk, lime juice, cornmeal, Rice Krispies and coconut flakes, the native Finger Lakes winter crop is baked until crisp, accompanied with a simple purple carrot slaw and added to a taco shell.

Hilton Chicago_Truffle Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Truffle Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Truffle Cauliflower Mac & Cheese – Chef Kitty O’Sheas at the Hilton Chicago

The award-winning recipe adds a unique twist to the classic comfort food dish with currants, truffle oil and a miso butterscotch drizzle.

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