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Entertaining: Casual Dining in a Carriage House

Designer Frank Ponterio hosts a lovely dinner in an old carriage house

Written and produced by Krissa Rossbund
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    Check your pantry for these necessary items before shopping:

    • Bay leaves (need 2)
    • Whole cloves (need 6)
    • Ground clove (need 1/4 teaspoon)
    • Ground nutmeg (need 1/8 teaspoon)
    • Vanilla extract (need 1 teaspoon)
    • Salt
    • Kosher salt
    • Freshly ground pepper
    • Granulated sugar (need about 1-1/3 cups)
    • Brown sugar (need 1/2 cup)
    • Molasses (need 1/2 cup)
    • Light-colored corn syrup (need 2 tablespoons)
    • All-purpose flour (need 1-1/4 cup)
    • Baking soda (need 1 teaspoon) (Check expiration date)
    • Unsalted butter (need 1/2 cup or 1 stick)
    • Eggs (need 1)
    • Extra-virgin olive oil (need about 1-2/3 cups)
    • Lemon juice (need 1/4 cup or 1 additional large lemon)

    Specialty grocery store

    • 1 ounce American black sturgeon caviar
    • Truffle oil
    • Champagne vinegar
    • Arborio rice
    • Instant espresso coffee powder
    • Pecorino cheese

    Produce

    • 1 bunch rosemary (need about 10)
    • 1 bunch thyme
    • 1 bunch Italian (flat leaf) parsley
    • 1 bunch mint
    • 4 lemons
    • 2 oranges
    • 4 pink or ruby red grapefruit
    • 2 onions
    • 1 medium shallot
    • 1 medium leek
    • Sliced baby portobello mushrooms
    • Oyster mushrooms
    • Shiitake mushrooms
    • 1 bunch celery (need 2 stalks)
    • Carrots (need 2)
    • 1 large head cauliflower
    • 1 head garlic (need 6 cloves)
    • 1 bunch fresh spinach (need 4 cups)
    • 1/2 pint fresh raspberries (need 1 cup)

    Grocery

    • 3 (32-ounce) containers chicken broth
    • 1 (11.2-ounce) container carrot juice
    • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
    • 1 (7-ounce) package dried apricots

    Baking aisle

    • Ground ginger (need 2 teaspoons)
    • Ground allspice (need 3/4 teaspoon)
    • 2 (2-ounce) packages pine nuts (need 1/2 cup)
    • 1 (2-ounce) package walnut or pecan pieces (for garnish)
    • Crystallized ginger (3 tablespoons plus more for garnish)
    • Non-stick cooking spray

    Meat counter

    • 8 veal shanks (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)

    Fsh counter

    • 8 fresh or frozen sea scallops

    Dairy

    • 3 (1/2 pint) containers whipping cream

    Cheese counter

    • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

    Alcohol

    • Dry white wine for cooking (need about 3 cups)
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    Pre-order veal shanks from your butcher at least one week in advance.

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