National Escargot Day 2013
Chicago, Illinois - National Escargot Day Celebrations Are Coming To Chicago! Marking the end of the annual harvest period, May 24, 2013 promises to be our biggest event yet!
The sustainably conducted month-long search for the true Wild Burgundy Snail, across vast tracts of European wilderness, culminates in a feast. A tribute to the world's most versatile protein, National Escargot Day menus present the Helix Pomatia Linne in all its glory. Diners this year will experience multi-course tasting menus, à la carte options, and even the occasional dessert, honoring the "Kobe Beef of Snails".
100% Organic, 100% Natural, the finest of the 116 edible varieties of snail and the only variety that can be truly called "Burgundy Snail", the Helix Pomatia Linne is also nutritionally unbeatable: see http://www.potironne.com/escargot/.
As seen in Bon Appetit (March, 2005), Saveur (October, 2005), Santé (May, 2006), the Wall Street Journal (January, 2007), Philadelphia Inquirer (May, 2007), Philadelphia Magazine (August, 2009) says, "These snails are a revelation to those who don't like escargots".
Daniel Boulud's My French Cuisine.
Thomas Keller's The Bouchon Cookbook.
Fabio Trabocchi's Cucina of Le Marche:
A Chef's Treasury of Recipes from Italy's Last Culinary Frontier.
Marc Vetri's Il Viaggio de Vetri Cookbook.
Vitaly Paley's The Paley's Place Cookbook.
Harvested by hand in the wild, immaculately prepared, and simply unmatched, the Wild Burgundy Snails are the choice of top chefs across America. Smaller events are being planned in other cities as well.
2013 Chicago Participating Chefs & Restaurants include:
Chef Jerome Bacle
Stay tuned as more local restaurants are expected to confirm. Press seating with The Snailman is available.
On National Escargot Day, Chicago Chefs Go Italian
Monday, May 20, 2013
by Danial Gerzina
Last Easter weekend, there was a late breakfast at Palazzo Donati in Italy's Le Marche region. One of our writers was there, and one of the many things he ate that morning was a platter of snails, which may sound formidable right out of bed, but they were full of herbs, garlic and, being Italian, light tomato sauce. View full article.
Eating Neglected Food: National Escargot Day. Hail the Snail!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
by David Hammond
In 2007, during the cicada infestation of Oak Park, I appeared on several national and international television shows talking about ways to prepare seasonal cicadas in various dishes. Our most popular cicada creation, designed by my wife, Carolyn, was a nori roll with seaweed, rice, steamed vegetables and fried cicadas, which were a little like very small soft shell crabs. View full article.
2012 Participating Chefs & Restaurants
Chef Ben Puchowitz
Chef Pierre Calmels
Chef Peter Woolsey
Chef Jon Cichon
Chef David Salama
Chef Lee Styer
Chef Sheri Waide
Chef Brad Spence
Chef Paul Ferzacca
Chef Andy Schneider
Chef Jeff Pfeiffer
Catch long-time Potironne client and friend Chef Philippe Bertineau of Alain Ducasse's Benoit Bistro, New York City, on Martha Stewart Radio Wednesday (5/23) at 8:10AM ET to discuss National Escargot Day.
The snail picks up the pace
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Snail's Day
Happy National Escargot Day!
Celebrating With Snails For Supper at Bibou
Bibou marks National Escargot Day
National Escargot Day Tasting Menu
DB Food Blog