Sunday, December 7, 2008

Broadmoor Bistro

Last week I went to Broadmoor Bistro. I thought the food was stupendous and the kick is, it’s all ran by high school students. Broadmoor Technical Center is for juniors and seniors in the Blue Valley and Shawnee Mission school district. The school has everything from cooking to a recording studio. The teacher and chef for Broadmoor Bistro is Bob Brassard. He has run the program for seven years and attended local and national culinary competitions with his students. He took me on a tour of the facility and it’s pretty impressive what they’re teaching high school students. The students learn how to operate a kitchen, serve food and even read P&L statements. The bistro serves a four course dinner and it’s only $25.00, they have a new menu every two months. One of my favorite dishes was the “Bacon-Eggs”. The yolk of the egg was in the middle of the ravioli, on top of a piece of pork belly. Another great item was the Muscovy Duck Breast. It was cooked to perfection and the leek-fava bean confit was a perfect complement to the duck. The Broadmoor Bistro is an excellent establishment and I can’t wait to go back.

De-Constructed Oyster Rockefellers

Baby Spinach, fennel pollen, saffron, licorice root


Pan roasted berkshire pork belly, shaved winter truffles, egg-yolk ravioli, shaved pecorino, goat butter


Shallot crisp, herb oil, micro celery

Mizzuna Salad

Petite greens, toasted pumpkin seeds, candied apples, persimmon oil, cranberries, almond streusel

Muscovy Duck Breast

Wild leeks-fava bean confit, blood orange jus

Rosemary Wood Roasted Organic Chicken

Smoked gouda-chive grits, grilled asparagus, cider caramel

Hickory Grilled Sirloin

Chanterelle hash, roasted cauliflower chick pea puree, zinfandel jelly

Chocolate Crunch

Pistachio fancier, chocolate malt mousse, cocoa nibs, macchiato syrup

White Chocolate Cheesecake Gelato

Olive oil cake, candied ginger, cherry bash, lemon curd

Gingerbread-Eggnog Ice Cream Crumb Cake

Gingerbread gennoise, peppermint- eggnog semi- fredo, bourban paint