atlantic salmon

Toast of the Nation New York - The Eats

We had a productive soundcheck and rehearsal with Trio da Paz, Kenny Barron, and singers Pamela Driggs and Maucha Adnet.

We spent more than an hour making sure that what the nation hears in New York will most assuredly sound like Rio de Janeiro. Michael Bourne was in fine form, and he has a story from Antonio Carlos Jobim to lead us into the countdown. We've practiced everything. Next time, it's for real.

After rehearsal, we ran upstairs to Blue Smoke for eats. Here's what it took to feed the New York crew.

SIDES

Macaroni and Cheese x 2, Braised Collard Greens With Bacon, Sweet Potato Fries with Maple Dip, Mashed Potatoes and Onions, Creamed Spinach

ENTRES

Seared Atlantic Salmon with Tomatillo Sauce, Scallion-Pepper Rice & Pico de Gallo

Rhapsody In 'Cue (x 3) = St. Louis Spareribs, Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken and Hot Link

Kansas City Spareribs (saucy) - one full rack

Memphis-Style Baby Back Ribs (leanest) - two full racks

Eight large, moist towlettes and many toothpicks. Hey, it's barbeque!

We're currently recording the first set from Jazz Standard.

Saucily yours,

Josh