The Inn Crowd, hosted by Craig Case and Chef Michael Hutchings, is delighted to present an episode at the Santa Barbara City College in Santa Barbara, CA. We were joined by a select group of culinary students from the Culinary Arts and Hotel Management Department. The format was a master class held on campus. We were later joined by Earl Armstrong who is on the Foundation for SBCC board of directors as well as a prominent businessman in Santa Barbara and The Inn Crowd sponsor, Chef Randy Bublitz who is head of the SBCC Culinary Arts and Hotel Management department, Guy DeMangeon who founded The Berry Man Produce Company and is also a sponsor of The Inn Crowd and Patricia Juin, bon vivant and local real estate agent.
For the last show of this season, I selected three show stopping dishes from the northern Mediterranean area. The first course is a Grand Aioli from the southern French area. Produce from The Berry Man enhanced this regional dish of cooked and raw vegetables and a bounty of garnishes all elevated by the famous garlic-scented mayonnaise. The main course is a seldom done roasted Baron of Lamb. We used the back half of a lamb intact and roasted it with mirepoix vegetables and herb mixture. Dessert is an Italian version of the Napoleon (Millefoglie), a layering of crisp puff pastry disks, pastry cream and seasonal berries (from The Berry Man, naturally).
Join us on The Inn Crowd Saturdays at 6:30 on ABC affiliate KEY channel 3. Please note that the air time my vary to as late as 9:30 during the football season. You may view the show on-line at the Santa Barbara News Press. Look to the right side of the web page for a link to the show. YTS Digital Films filmed and directed this show. This past season will be rebroadcast starting on the 29th of October. We are planning our next season and it will be more interesting and tastier than ever.