The Best French Recipes from mkgallery Classic in Aspen Chefs
Indulge in bouillabaisse, souffle, ratatouille, and so much more from some of the world's loftiest chefs.
Food lovers from around the world flock to The mkgalleryamp; Wine Classic in Aspen each year to sip, savor, and indulge in demos and dishes from some pretty incredible chefs. And somehow—maybe it's the fresh mountain air, or just the sheer concentration of culinary talent—everything picks up a little bit of a French accent. Whether you're a festival veteran, a newbie. or just enjoying from afar, you're sure to enjoy 10 of our favorite Francophile recipes from Classic chefs past and present.
Ludo Lefebvre crafts an easy version of the classic French dish sole menunière. For a step-by-step guide to making this dish, see this video.
"The one bad thing to do with lamb is a fast roast: It leaves the interior pretty much raw and the exterior charred," explains Hugh Acheson. Quickly searing the racks and then grilling them over low heat makes the lamb perfectly browned outside and pink within. The caramelized onion jam that Acheson serves with the juicy meat is also terrific with all other meats, and even salmon.
Thomas Keller's salmon cornets (tuiles shaped into tiny cones and topped with crème fraîche and fresh salmon) are a famous kickoff to his luxe and whimsical meals. The original recipe appears in The French Laundry Cookbook. Shaping the tuiles into cones is tricky and involves working very quickly with a cornet mold. Instead, leave the tuiles flat, like crackers. Top them with store-bought smoked salmon and crème fraîche.