HERE'S A DISH WITH A STORY...
We love to take regional dishes and reinterpret them for contemporary tastes. That being said, it was still a brassy move to put Chicken Ala King on our fine Dinner Menu; after all, in most minds it conjures up a starchy, gloppy dish of chicken leftovers, peas, canned mushroom soup and pimentos served over toast. Imagine our surprise when we discovered that circa 1900, the original dish was created right here at the original Bellevue Hotel by Head Cook Bill King and became such a national hit that versions of the recipe were copied by the best restaurants in the country and included in the finest cookbooks of that era. We couldn't help but wonder: "What happened.?" The dish's demise took decades, as it slowly became the victim of industrialized cooking with all the flavor, texture and aroma sacrificed on the alter of convenience. To us, the challenge became recreating the original dish and recomposing it to appeal to today's diner. Our version features fresh farm harvested chicken, seasonal vegetables, fresh mushrooms from Kennett Square, natural pan sauce and then finished with a little sherry, sour cream and truffle oil. The dish is presented on a bed of basmati rice and garnished with locally grown micro greens.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we invite you to enjoy a reimagined classic - Chicken Ala Bill King at The Silverspoon.
11/11/2022 12:17:48 pm
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