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March 28th, 2012 | 11:44am

Plaudits are Well Deserved

Easy to see why Luminaria has skyrocketed to a top ten rating on tripadvisor. We recently enjoyed a week in SF, and although every meal we had around town was very good, this one topped them all. Open but intimate space with warm ambiance. Delightful and efficient staff. Talented and concerned (healthy/sustainable/local) chef. Every course was great. Glad to add our accolades to others here, for the smoked tomato bisque or the tortilla soup; for the salmon or the Harris beef tenderloin; for the chocolate turtle cake or the amazing chile crème caramel (I never would've thought flan could like that... alternating chile-sauce custard and citrus-sorbet mouthfuls were so unique!)

Posted by Sandra Morello on behalf of TripAdvisor Guest

March 7th, 2012 | 3:35pm

Restaurant Recipe: Grilled Texas Quail with Red Chili Yam Puree Recipe

Destination Hotels & Resorts has challenged their chefs across the country to take part in The Destination Dish. Each month one ingredient is selected for the chefs to create a recipe around the chosen element and to incorporate it into their restaurant menu. Be sure to check our blog each month for a new delicious recipe you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home or in Luminaria. THIS MONTH'S featured Ingredient is ROOT VEGETABLE!  

Grilled Texas Quail with Red Chili Yam Puree Recipe
Serves 6 as a dinner entrée

6 semi-boneless Texas quail (available at gourmet retailers)
1 tbs green onion, chopped fine
ancho coffee rub (recipe below)
red-chili yam puree (recipe below)

Ancho Coffee Rub
1 ¼ c ancho chili powder
1 ¼ c fine ground espresso coffee
½ c brown sugar
½ c dry mustard
¼ c ground coriander
¼ c salt
¼ c freshly ground pepper

Mix ingredients in large bowl, set aside.

Red Chili Yam Puree
3 yams or sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
3 tbs red chili paste (available at most grocery stores)
salt to taste

Place yams in large pot of salted water, cover.  Cook until tender, strain, and reserve liquid.  In small batches puree the yams in blender. (If consistency is too thick use the liquid to smooth.)  Stir in red chili paste and warm puree over medium heat in small pot.

With a sharp knife split the quails down the middle where the backbone would have been.  Toss the quail halves in ancho coffee rub and thread quail on skewers to grill. Heat grill to med-high heat and cook for 3-4 minutes, each side. 

On large platter, spoon the yam puree across the plate, then top with quail skewers and garnish with chopped green onion.

Posted by Brett Sparman, Executive Chef




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