Galantines: Special “On a Roll” Edition.
Chicken Galantine. Swan song for the penultimate day at work and poultry butchering demonstration. Bobo chicken, breast strips, pork, fatback, brandy-drenched currants, pistachios and an inlay of liver mousse wrapped up in fatback. Yep. Centered too.
Pheasant galantine. Ballotine actually, since it was lightly seared and warmed through with the poaching juices. Pheasant breast garnish, confit gizzards, pork, livers chestnuts and sage. Served with chestnut purée, autumn vegetables and a croquette made from the legs. Legs were braised with juniper and gin, picked from the irritating tendons, shredded, supplemented with whole-grain mustard and orange zest. Twice breaded and fried (needed more fat for unctuousness).