There is no need to panic when you have to cook for holiday guests. You can throw together a unique and tasty meal and you don’t even have to have stress out about it. Last Friday, foodies gathered on the seventh floor of the State Street to learn, to laugh, and to taste the cooking of Celebrity Chef, Bill Kim. Kim is the owner of the popular Chicago restaurants , Urbanbelly and Belly Que . He is a graduate Kendall College and has worked at many restaurants . He has also worked with the late Charlie Trotter. He is also considered a pioneer for making casual cuisine more gourmet.
With his young assistant, Kim started out the demonstration with the 7 Flavors Sangria Punch Bowl Mocktail . The punch contained many different juices and fruits, including apple, grape, and the non traditional Asian lychee and pear. Next , he continued with a lively shrimp dish where the shrimp was poached with a special sauce. The appetizer was served on top with an endive leaf and some of Kim’s sauce to add a little kick.
The star of the party was the Simple Asian and Latin Holiday Pork Loin. Kim pointed out that it could be done with basically any kind of meat. Recently, he made the sauce with his Thanksgiving leftovers and it was a big hit.
The finale was a festive Korean Milk Chocolate Pudding that had cinnamon in it to give it that special taste. It made it a little too spicy for my taste. It was very rich though and chocolatey.