Avocado "Fries" with Roasted Tomato Salsa
As we begin the process of updating our Colorado Fusion menu throughout the resort, brainstorming sessions lead to practice runs of potentially new items. With the full room service menu, lunch and dinner in the main dining room, and the resort lounge, there is a lot of planning that goes into each new menu launch. Today I decided to try out an idea for the lounge that I think would go over really well. Avocado "fries". I simple cut fresh avocados similar to the size of a wedge french fry. A simple tempura batter gives them the strength to hold up when dipping, and adds a crunch to the "fries". I tossed the fried avocados in a dry seasoning including mild chili powder, cumin, and a roasted garlic blend. I served the "fries" with a warm roasted tomato salsa and a small quenelle of sour cream that softens with the warmth of the salsa. If this does make the final cut on the menu, I see it being very popular. I let FOH and BOH staff sample the dish, and got overwhelming feedback.