10 Sep Purple-Potato Gnocchi, Lobster Mushrooms, Mussels and Saffron Cream
Weekend Special: September 11-13, 2015
InspirationLast weekend Chef Silvia’s epicurean patrons so relished those plump mussels she had shipped in from the inlets of Vancouver Island that she’s found it incumbent upon herself to present them again, in two delectable preparations: on the half-shell, au gratin, and as part of a purple-potato gnocchi dish.
Wait, what? Purple potatoes?
Si. Purple potatoes.
The purple potato, a delicacy throughout France, a favorite Alexandre Dumas (whose swashbuckling pen delivered us such classics as The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo), is an obscure variety with a hazelnut perfume and chestnut flavor, which has an antioxidant property so strong it makes blueberries look like Snickers bars.