Name This Dish (because I sure can't)

  1. I had this wonderful food at a French restaurant a while back, but for the life of me I can't remember the name. I am trying to recreate for a mother's day dinner for my wife. There were two versions one with cabbage, the other with spinach. The leaf was wrapped around a diced potatoe and onion filling (there may of been bacon wrapped around the cabbage as well). The potatoes were browned but soft cooked. This wrap (I think it was baked) was served with a filet mignon on top. It was the perfect compliment to the steak and for the life of me I can't remember what it was called. Any ideas?
     
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  3. Hootenanny

    Hootenanny 9,677
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    I can tell you that potatoes were probably Sautéed, but thats about it for me.
     
  4. Astronuc

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    I figure Evo will pounce on this one, or perhaps humanino or marlon, or even vanesch,

    but it could be -

    Flamande, à la: Flemish style; usually with stuffed cabbage leaves, carrots, turnips, potatoes, and bacon.

    or auvergnat(e): (style) often with cabbage, sausage, and bacon
    from Auvergne

    these might help -

    http://www.patriciawells.com/glossary/atoz/f.htm

    http://www.patriciawells.com/glossary/atoz/glossary.htm

    or

    http://www.slowtrav.com/france/restaurants/glossary.htm
     
  5. chroot

    chroot 10,426
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    Can you just look up the restaurant's menu online? Or call them and ask?

    - Warren
     
  6. Astronuc

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    Oh sure, do it the easy way. :biggrin: Hopefully, Ronnin remembers the name of the restaurant.
     
  7. turbo

    turbo 7,366
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    Man! I can't name that dish, but my mouse is waddling (to steal from the Anguish Languish lexicon) just thinking about it.
     
  8. I wish I did remember the name then this would be easy. It was a wedding dinner and since I wasn't paying for it the name didn't stick out in my mind. :rolleyes: lol.
     
  9. Astronuc

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    Well look in the yellow pages (assuming US) if its in your home area, and look for Restaurants - French or something like that.

    Or google on-line for French cuisine/restaurants in your area, or whatever town where the wedding/reception was held.
     
  10. Two things:

    1. I hope it wasn't YOUR wedding... :)
    2. Can you ask someone else who was also there?
     
  11. Evo

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    Sounds good, but I have never heard of a French dish like that. I suspect the restaurant made it up. The cabbage and potatoes would make it a peasant dish while the fillet is out of place in peasant cooking.

    Your best bet is to recall the restaurant you went to and ask for the recipe.
     
  12. Well I'm just going to have to ask the groom's wife for the name of the restaurant. Peasant food is some of the best food. Anyone here a fan of pierogies? My wife's grandmother introduced me to this fine Slavic fare and I can't get enough of them. Unfortunatly, Houston isn't known for that type of food. You can't swing a dead cat and not hit a taqueria though. Yet another one of my favorite branches of food.
     
  13. Evo

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    I absolutely LOVE peasant food. Most of the French dishes I make are peasant food. :approve:

    If you get that recipe, please share, it sounds wonderful!
     
  14. I definitely will. It just went perfect with the filet. I was thinking of cooking some cocktail shrimp in the mix as well. Just thinking about it just makes this lame baked chicken i'm eating kinda dull. :frown:
     
  15. Evo

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    Yeah, you're killing me. :frown: I just had popcorn for dinner. :yuck:
     
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