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CELEBRATE THE LOS ANGELES
VEUVE CLICQUOT POLO CLASSIC

 

Every evening from
September 15th – October 11th
 
$65 PRIX FIXE DINNER
Includes one glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne
 
For more information, view the Melrose Place menu and the Newport Beach menu
 
Every Wednesday (9/17 – 10/1) at Newport Beach from 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Every Friday (9/19 – 10/3) at Melrose Place from 7PM to 9PM

 
Join us in our lounge at the Veuve Clicquot table
for a complimentary champagne tasting and
ENTER A CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS
to the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on October 11th 2014
at the Will Rogers State Historic Park

 
For more information & reservations, call:
 
Melrose Place: 310 360 9100 | Newport Beach: 949 877 3005

 
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Here is a glimpse at what Executive Chef
Pascal Lorange is preparing for the Fall 2014 Menu:
 
NEW CROSTINIS
Grilled Vegetable, Roctta Olive Tapenade
Heirloom Carrot, Charmoula, Carrot Tapenade
Pata Negra, Tomato, Peach Ricotta Spread
 
NEW DISHES
Provencal Carrot & Thyme Soup
Crab Cake
Beet Carpaccio & Burrata
Lobster Sandwich
Grilled Vegetable Spaghetti
Pumpkin Sage Ravioli
Branzino
Côte de Boeuf
Caramelized Brussel Sprout & Cipollini Onion
 
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Recipe for 4
 
INGREDIENTS
 
Pumpkin purée:
1pc 3lb pumpkin
1pc Spanish onion
1oz garlic
fresh thyme
TT salt, pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
 
Ravioli:
6oz ravioli sheet
1lb chicken breast
1oz garlic
1pc shallot
1oz cilantro
1/4oz harissa
6oz ricotta
1/2 lemon
1 egg
TT salt, pepper
 
Pumpkin Oil:
1/4 cup pumpkin oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
TT white pepper
 
Garnish:
1oz fresh sage
4tbsp pumpkin seed
Micro mix greens
Pumpkin purée: In a sauté pan, sauté the garlic & onions slowly with olive oil on low heat, then add the diced pumpkin & spices. Let cook until the pumpkin is very soft. Remove from sauté pan & blend the mixture with a hand mixer or a food processor. Process until smooth. If the mixture looks too dry or hard to blend, add a little water or chicken stock to loosen.
 
Ravioli & filling: Preheat the oven at 350°F. Combine the chicken, garlic, & shallots with enough olive oil to coat the chicken pieces & roast for 20-40 min (depending on the size of the chicken). Once it is out of the oven, let cool & dice the chicken. Add in the chopped cilantro, harissa, ricotta, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Process in food processor until you get a fine, grain-like texture. Using a round cutter or a sharp knife, cut the ravioli large enough to seal in 1 oz or 1 teaspoon of chicken mixture. Egg wash the dough & place the chicken mixture in the middle of the ravioli sheet. Cover the dough with the second sheet of pasta & press around the ravioli to seal the dough & make sure there are no
excess air pockets.
 
Garnish: Place sage leaves on a paper towel in microwave & microwave on high for 30 sec to 1 min until the sage gets crispy. If needed, repeat for 30 seconds at a time until the sage is fully dry. Set aside. Combine pumpkin oil with lemon juice & set aside.
 
Final preparation: Cook the ravioli in salted boiling water for 2 minutes (depending on the thickness of the dough) & toss directly into the pumpkin oil to coat. Reheat the pumpkin purée & spread a tablespoon on the middle of the plate & top with ravioli, garnish on top with crispy sage, pumpkin seeds, & micro greens . Drizzle excess pumpkin oil around the rest of the plate.

 
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AUTUMN TIPS
 
squash-pasta
 

To view the recipe, click here.
 
To view the recipe, click here.
 

 
 
fall-planting
 

For best selection, buy bulbs as soon as they appear at the garden center. Most spring-blooming bulbs, such as tulips, hyacinths, and crocuses, will need to be pre-chilled in the fridge for 6-8 weeks to “fake” winter before planting outdoors.
Sweet, unctuous & perfectly balanced. The olives are crushed with blood oranges, making it the most delectable blend. This infused olive oil can be used for red snapper, ice cream, or any orange salad.
 
Visit our Online Store to purchase.

 
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WHAT HAPPENED
LAST MONTH

 
the-emmys

Above: Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Julie Bowen at The EW (Entertainment Weekly) Pre-Emmy Party at FIG & OLIVE Melrose
 
Above: Tomohisa Yamashita, or Yamapi, on the set of a photoshoot for Fuji TV at FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place.

 
summer-aperitivo
 

FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place, Newport Beach, and Chicago held an exclusive Aperitvo Tasting. To view the Aperitivo menu, click here.
 
The Veuve Clicquot Mail Truck stopped by FIG & OLIVE Chicago on August 8th

 
 
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