Speaking of that full-time job, I've been hired as assistant to the banquet chef at a place called Sassi, a four-star Italian restaurant at the base of Pinnacle Peak in North Scottsdale. The pictures on the website don't do it justice, but take a look anyway. I've never seen a more beautifully situated or designed restaurant, I've never had better tasting food in my life, all the staff are incredibly friendly and I've so enjoyed working with each one of them so far. I don't think I could have found a more perfect place for me, and getting this job completely validates my decision to go to culinary school and pursue a career in the food industry. So I'm pretty thrilled.
Anyway, on to the good stuff. Last week I had to create a menu for a fine-dining five-course meal for four and write recipes to go along with it for a final school project, and I was so happy with the results, I decided I should share it with all of you. So here ya go, as a reward for waiting so patiently for so long, 9 recipes for the price of 1!