CIA Recipe: Frisée aux Lardons—Lyonnaise-Style Frisée Salad
From The Bocuse Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America
Hyde Park, NY – The newest restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY pays homage to world-renowned Chef Paul Bocuse, the father of modern French cuisine. Among his many accomplishments, Chef Bocuse pioneered the market-inspired menu, which focuses on fresh and seasonal ingredients that set the stage for today's local sustainable movement.
The Bocuse Restaurant showcases a selection of classic mainstays, regional favorites, and iconic signature dishes. CIA Chef Sergio Remolina is the executive chef and instructor at the restaurant. To prepare for the opening, he traveled to Lyon, France to cook alongside Chef Bocuse.
One classic dish on the new menu is Frisée aux Lardons, or Lyonnaise-style Frisée Salad. "It is a great combination of salty, bitter, tangy, and smoky flavors," says Chef Remolina. "As you cut into the poached egg, the warm yolk coats the salad and the taste is amazing."
Frisée, a member of the endive family, has a small head with spiky or frilly thin leaves. Trim the green part of the lettuce by cutting it off with kitchen scissors, wash in cold water, spin the leaves dry, and hold in a damp towel in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
Frisée aux Lardons is an impressive start to an elegant dinner or a delicious main course for lunch.
Frisée aux Lardons from The Bocuse Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and culinary science, as well as certificate programs in culinary arts, Latin cuisines, and wine and beverage studies. As the world's premier culinary college, the CIA provides thought leadership in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, and world cuisines & cultures through research and conferences. The CIA has a network of 45,000 alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Roy Choi, Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut, Steve Ells, Johnny Iuzzini, Charlie Palmer, and Roy Yamaguchi. The CIA also offers courses for professionals and enthusiasts, as well as consulting services in support of innovation for the foodservice and hospitality industry. The college has campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore.
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