Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Goose is up for Best Sandwiches

If you love the Goose's sandwiches, vote for us in Mextromix Indy's Best of!If you think the Goose puts it between bread like no other, click here to vote for us!

The Goose has been nominated for Metromix Indianapolis' Best Of in the Sandwich Category. Votes will be counted until Feb. 27...or about 18 meals (i.e. sandwiches) from today.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine's Dinner for Two: the Goose will give you the goods,,,the moves are up to you

Have you seen Cupid lately? That boy likes to eat. Keep him happy and he'll save an arrow for you and your guest when you pre-order the goods for a romantic dinner for two from the Goose.

Order before Friday, Feb. 11, at 5pm (317.924.4944) and you can pick up this mood making menu on Friday, Saturday, or Monday (Feb. 11, 12 or 14). The package is $75 and includes...

  • one whole live lobster: these cold-water reds are over a pound and we'll poach 'em for you if you like, just let us know when you order
  • half bottle of bubbly: toast your love, toast the day, toast the lobster, make a toast to toast; the dry, subtle, and elegant bubbles of this bottle match the stars in your eyes
  • Fischer Farms beef striploin steak: raised all naturally on the pastures outside Jasper, Indiana, and hand cut by Goose truly
  • La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo: a lip smacking red wine from central Italy with dried cherries, leather, and anise in the nose and a long finish piled with dark plums and spice...it's the sip to kiss that steak
  • dessert for two: Rene's Bakery is layering raspberry buttercream between rich chocolate pastry and chocolate glaze
  • your choice of gelato to serve with Rene's chocolate affair

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Truffle Love: certified organic oils and honey with black and white truffles

Rosario Safina grew up in Brooklyn and used his business degree to work for gourmet mail order catalogs. His first truffle experience? Eating pre-cooked white truffle scraps straight from the jar...in a word: disappointing. "I was a bit perplexed," Rosario says. "It tasted like a sponge soaked in chicken broth and dirty feet."

That first impression didn't last long after Rosario met a 79 year old Italian man living in New Jersey. He imported fresh truffles from Italy during the peak of their early, early spring season. As the old Italian cut light-catching shavings from a fresh white truffle, he talked about not having any children to teach his tradition. Rosario listened...and ate. The meal and the old man's stories changed Rosario's opinion of truffles and his future. "It was a world of difference," he remembers.

After learning to hunt truffles in Italy and navigate the business of bringing them into the U.S., Rosario started distributing his prizes from the back of his car. "I'd pick them up from the airport, load them into the back of the station wagon, and go directly to the restaurants."

Today Rosario bring us the only certified organic products using real truffles. His organic olive oils infused with black or white truffles or porcini are gathering national attention for their complexity of flavor and extraordinary quality at reasonable prices. Just a couple drops on simple, lovingly prepared dishes is a transformation. Seared skirt steak, toasted cheese, mashed potatoes, even pop corn...the dishes don't have to be complex, but prepared with care and dressed with da Rosario truffle oils, the whirl of flavors makes a luxury of dinner.

Rosario's Organic White Truffle Acacia Honey will be featured during the Wine & Chocolate Tasting we're hosting this Friday evening, but it's on our shelves now, too. Just a little dollop is decadent over nutty cheeses, vanilla bean gelato, or drizzled down a seared duck breast.
Stop by the Enoteca for a complimentary sample of Rosario's truffle and porcini oils.