Aug
14
2012

Celebrate Canadian local food with RUSH restaurant

Restaurants across Canada show off regional ingredients for Food Day Canada

How did you celebrate Food Day Canada?

This year, about 250 restaurants across the country marked the national event on August 4 by offering specially created menus featuring regional cuisine. Home cooks were challenged to do the same—all in celebration of local farmers and fishers.

At Calgary's RUSH, executive chef Dave Bohati put together an incredible menu that took the restaurant’s regular focus on fresh, seasonal food to an entirely local level by featuring ingredients found only in Alberta—Innisfail lamb, Brant Lake wagyu beef and Smoky Valley goat cheese.

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Don't worry if you missed out on the Food Day celebrations. RUSH is offering its “all-Alberta” menu for the entire month of August. If you’re feeling especially inspired, try making Chef Bohati’s gnudi dish on your own.

RUSH Ricotta Mint Gnudi

1 kg ricotta (homemade or store bought)

3/4 cup flour

1 large egg

1/2 cup chopped mint

2 lemons, zested

Salt and pepper, to taste

Add all ingredients together in a stand mixer and mix on low speed until a nice ball forms, about 5 minutes. If the mixture is too sticky, add more flour one tablespoon at a time until the right consistency is reached. Place your gnudi dough on a floured table surface and rest for 15 mins. Cut the ball into 1/4's and roll into thumb-sized logs. Once logs are rolled, cut into thumbnail-sized pieces. You may need to add flour again so the gnudis do no stick together. Poach in lightly simmering water for 3-4 minutes.

Place on an oiled baking tray to cool.

Recipe courtesy of D.Bohati & B.Dashnay from Rush restaurant.

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