KelsEats’ Top 10 Dishes of 2010 – #1

Chilled Eggplant Puree

1) Chilled Eggplant Purée, Coi

For a couple of months it seemed like the only thing I wanted to talk about was Daniel Patterson’s Chilled Eggplant Purée (made from puréed eggplant, fresh pole and shelling beans, preserved lemon, cilantro, and tomato water gelée). I was honestly bringing it up in conversations with people who had absolutely no interest in the subject and could only respond by smiling and nodding. But I didn’t care, I wanted the world to know how incredible cold eggplant could taste. And I didn’t just talk about it, I chased it down as much as possible knowing that eggplant and tomato would soon be out of season and I’d be left with a void in my soul. Even after eating it 3 times in only 3 weeks, I was still blown away and craving more. You can read a full description of the dish here, but for me, this dish exemplified sophistication through simplicity and balance.

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  1. Patrick Says:

    Where’s the meat?

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  3. Kelsey Says:

    Oh the meat is coming, don’t you worry. =)

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  5. Andrew Tam Says:

    I’ve never eaten eggplant chilled. I definitely should try it out.

  6. Kelsey Says:

    If the eggplant is cooked right it’s delicious. But eggplant can be a bit tricky, so it really depends on the restaurant! It’s out of season now though, so will be tough to find at a good place =)

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