Le Maraís, A Rare Steakhouse

Le Marais

Le Marais Cookbook, A Rare Steakhouse. . . . Well Done
By Mark Hennessey and Jose Meirelles, Gefen Publishing House

We have had the pleasure of meeting Chef Jose Meirelles in NY, and actually also here in Atlanta, when he graciously offered to be the guest executive chef at a synagogue benefit dinner. Where else would a non-Jewish Portuguese immigrant open a French bistro, hire an Irish-Italian Catholic as executive chef, and create one of the finest and most successful kosher restaurants in the United States?" As Hadassah and Joe Lieberman put it in their foreword to the Le Marais cookbook, this is "a classic New York story."

This new cookbook takes us into the kitchen of this legendary kosher New York Steakhouse. Who can forget the meals they’ve enjoyed at this restaurant, the deliciousness of the aged steaks, the pommes frites paired with a glass of red wine? Co-author Chef Mark Hennesey, a graduate of Culinary Institute of America is executive chef of Le Marais and works alongside owner Jose Meirelles. Quite a team.

The book inspires the reader to cook like a chef…covering sauces, vinaigrettes, tips for meat, poultry and fish preparation and lots of cooking advice. There are no boundaries for these authors, sharing international recipes for sausage, duckling, kosher bacon, pot au feu,ranging from both the exotic to comfort foods. We find the recipes for Puree du pomme (creamy mashed potatoes), poultry bread stuffing and non-dairy Caesar salad simply irresistible. Each page, each dish is motivational to a dedicated home cook. The recipes are clearly explained, and shortcuts are offered.

We love restaurant cookbooks, and this one shares the talents and creativity of two chefs. Each page is mouthwatering. Enter to win the book, or if you just can’t wait, you can buy the book here:
Le Marais steakhouse is located in mid- Manhattan close to the theater district. FYI: There is a butcher shop at the very front of the restaurant – certainly not for the budget minded, but certainy splurge and special occasion worthy – with some of the most delicious and unique cuts of meat anywhere.

Enjoy these sample recipes from :
Pan-Seared Tournedos or Steak au Poivre
Caesar Salad with Anchovy Vinaigrette and Rosemary Flatbread

Cookbook Giveaway - A reader will be randomly chosen to win Le Marais

Giveaway limited to continental U.S. only. If not living in continental U.S, you can still enter and, if selected, "gift" your prize to a continental U.S. friend or relative. The winner will be notified by email. Once notified, the winner must respond within 48 hours or the prize will be awarded to the runner-up.
This giveaway ended at 11:59PM, April 17, 2016. The lucky winner is Isaac Hollander, Teaneck, NJ.

If you just can't wait to see if you are the winner, you can order this cookbook online here: Le Maraís: A Rare Steakhouse - Well Done

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