Our Residents were recently treated to an exquisite lunch prepared by Chef Patrick Connolly. Now exercising his culinary talents in The Kitchen in New York City, Patrick is a native St. Louisan who was in town for a christening and a visit with his family. His father, John, works as a driver and security guard at our home. In 2008 Patrick won the James Beard Best Chef Northeast Award, one of the industry’s top honors. His specialty is contemporary American food rooted in French technique.
The kitchen that day was quite abuzz as our own staff, Patrick’s wife Suzanne, and his dad John pitched in to help with the preparations. With a meatless Friday in Lent as a challenge, Chef Connolly treated our Residents to a special entrée of Vegetable Butternut Squash Lasagna (with rocatta and parmesan cheese, sage, mushrooms and smoked gouda cheese), a Bibb Salad (raisins, beets, candied pecans, lettuce & goat cheese), and a Neopolitan dessert of cake with vanilla, chocolate and strawberry mousse.
Everyone was spoiled with this fine cooking and much appreciated this visit of a native son who has made such a name for himself in the culinary arts. Thank you Patrick for your time and effort on behalf of our entire Home!