West Town Tavern releases cookbook

November 22, 2010 9:48:48 AM PST
West Town Tavern's most popular recipes are now available in a new cookbook.

Entitled West Town Tavern: Contemporary Comfort Food cooks can follow Chef Susan Goss's recipes along with her husband and co-owner Drew Goss' extensive wine notes to accompany each recipe.

"It's a love story", says Drew Goss of West Town Tavern: Contemporary Comfort Food. Passion, commitment, discovery and delight-they're all in Susan Goss's first cookbook. Susan's love of food, Drew's love of wine and their love for each other are found on every page. Join their food and wine journey and explore the synergy of the two. "We're always looking for that food and wine wow!" says Drew. "We've had such great eating and wine drinking experiences that we wanted to share them" adds Susan.

"Although it's our livelihood, we don't just turn it off when we leave work" says Susan. "We make dinner most nights at home; "and usually try more than one wine to find out what's best with the dish" Drew adds. The love story continues with family and friends who enjoy dining together and experiencing lots of different kinds of wine. The recipes in West Town Tavern: Contemporary Comfort Food are scaled for 6-8 people and provide a blueprint for having a great food and wine evening.

The Goss' first cookbook, West Town Tavern: Contemporary Comfort Food is filled with over 100 ingredient-inspired signature recipes from Chef Susan's 30 years of experience along with Drew's wine notes that are accessible and at the same time surprising and far-reaching. Divided into seasonal chapters plus an extensive pantry, there are recipes for small plates, large plates, desserts and cheeses. The home cook can select one recipe or effortlessly create a three-course menu.

From the simple - Pan-Seared Sockeye Salmon Nicoise Salad - to the sophisticated - Braised Pork Belly with Pear Slaw and Creme Fraiche - Chef Susan's recipes are detailed and easy to follow. Whether it is coaxing sweetness from a winter tomato, prepping foods ahead for easy entertaining or perfectly caramelizing a Brussels sprout, each page is packed with professional secrets and tips that will take home cooking to a higher level. Drew's extensive wine knowledge and sophisticated palate encourages readers to "vacation" in their local wine shop and explore new, exciting varietals. His thoughtful food and wine pairings give the reasons behind the matches -- not just the basics.

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1329 W Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
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