Archive | December 19, 2011

Eggnog from David Myers

4 Egg Yolks
4 Egg Whites
2.5 Tbsp Sugar
1 cup Milk
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
1 oz Applejack
Pinch of Grated Nutmeg

Mix egg yolks with half the sugar (1.5 Tbsp) and continue beat until dissolved
Add milk, cream, bourbon, brandy and nutmeg; stir to combine
Whisk remaining sugar and egg whites together until stiff peaks form; add to mixture
Chill, pour in cup.  Grate nutmeg on top and serve.

Yield:  About 4 servings

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Boy, is it nice to being enjoying a David Myers creation once again.  During the first half of the 2000s, his Los Angeles restaurant Sona was one of our favorite haunts, and I can safely say that the vast majority of friends that we have in the restaurant business we met at Sona or through David and his team.  Times, for better or worse, change.  In 2007, the company for which I was working went out of business, and our personal finances could no longer include lavish meals.  Shortly thereafter, junior came along, and I can honestly say that we’ve only had two nights out together since then – and one was to bartend a friend’s event.  I’ll extend my apologies to David for having been scarce these past few years, but it doesn’t mean that we haven’t been thinking about him. Read More…