Saturday, March 29, 2008

March (Mojama) Madness

The latest treat from Chris's curing talents is muy, muy buena. He's cured a plump tuna loin in sea salt, citrus zest, and coriander for a Spanish-style mojama that's putting us on the giddy side of March madness.

The recipe and method for this cured fish began to develop centuries ago when the Phoenicians and Moors were heading toward the part of the Mediterranean that became Spain. It's name is derived from the Arabic word for "dry."

On one side of the loin, the rich fish deepens to a small, purplish-black cloud. While American sushi chefs tend to remove this darker portion, Japanese chefs leave the loin intact with the "bloodline" as diners prize this cut for the additional layers of flavor and texture that it lends to the fish.

Today, Spaniards serve mojama before a meal among tapas. Thinly sliced and drizzled with a bit of olive oil, the crimson, transparent petals of tuna swim well with the crisp bubbles of Avinyo cava, a brut Spanish sparkling wine from the Goose's cellar.

Picture this: new feature for the Goose Blog

For a little glimpse of life at the Goose, check out the new Goose Lens photo in the column to the left. First in the frame is the neighborhood's best-fed pet: Bean, the shop dog.

Friday, March 21, 2008

The Goose Marks The Spot: Golden Egg Found

It took smarts.
It took skills.
It took a good appetite.

Renata Wilczek & Patrick Sawyer followed the wild Goose chase and found the Golden Egg to win a $50 gift certificate. Congrats, Renata and Patrick!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Win $50 gift certificate! Clue No. 1...

The Goose laid a golden egg for Easter...and if you find it, you'll win a $50 gift certificate!

Here's the first clue: Who knew the Styx liked the Goose's wine cellar?

Domo arigato, Mr. MOSCATO,
Mata ah-oo hima de
Domo arigato, Mr. MOSCATO,
Himitsu wo shiri tai

Domo arigato, Mr. MOSCATO, domo...domo
Domo arigato, Mr. MOSCATO, domo...domo
Domo arigato, Mr. MOSCATO, domo...domo
Thank you very much, Mr. MOSCATO!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Burrata: Here for a limited time only!

Fresh from the heel of the boot, these moist rounds of pure cow's milk mozzarella are filled with rich cream and sealed like a luscious dairy balloon. "You slice into the cheese and it just...oozes. Oh, it's so good!" Chris is excited.
These beauties are fleeting. Stop by the Goose immediately to be sure your Easter basket is complete with a Burrata or two. And while you're here, keep an eye out for the Golden Egg and your chance to win a $50 gift certificate! Check out the most recent Goose Report to learn more (and sign up to have your inbox Goosed).