İçli bulgur köfte & Prince
Originally this dish comes from the Arab kitchen, the original name is kibbeh:
minced lamb in a jacket of bulgur dough. In the meantime Içli bulgur köfte has become a staple
think of Turkish cuisine; especially in Eastern Turkey, the filled dough balls are very
popular. There are countless variations in size and filling. Here I chose
for a vegetarian
variant, where the farce consists of a mousseline of truffle potato
and beetroot. The filling, vegetables and garnish provide a glowing
color range that runs from black and purplish red to violet tones.
The idea for this dish came about when we were still busy renovating at BLANC and I were preparing a list of dishes that we would like
wanted to distinguish. Shortly before that, I had a conversation with my vegetable supplier
brought to Rungis (Paris), a paradise for the fresh produce lover! That caught my eye
all kinds of purple vegetables and potatoes. As we neared the end of the remodel
heard on the radio that pop star Prince had passed away - his song 'Purple Rain' is always
remained my favorite – everything came together. The charm of this dish is, in addition to being funky
purple, that it is really handmade: craftsmanship at its best!