March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction: 10/09 Kitchen

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The March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction is set for Monday, November 20 from 5:00 pm until 8:15 pm at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona. This event will feature 20 of Central Pennsylvania’s premier restaurants and chefs who will present their signature dishes during a reception. Enjoy a sampling of fine wines, live entertainment, and an auction featuring one-of-a-kind packages. Tickets are $75. Proceeds benefit the March of Dimes. Get your tickets today!

Chef Nick Letzo from 10/09 Kitchen in Bedford shares his recipe for Butternut Squash Bisque

10/09 kitchen – Chef Nick’s Butternut Squash Bisque

1 medium onion – chopped

2 stalks celery – chopped

2 medium carrots – chopped

3 TBS butter

2 tsp chopped garlic

2 tsp chopped shallot

½ cup white wine

2 quarts apple juice

1 quart pureed butternut squash

3 cups of heavy cream

2 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp ground nutmeg

¼ tsp allspice

Salt & Pepper to taste

Melt butter in a large pot and sauté butter, shallots, garlic, onion, celery, and carrots until soft. 

Deglaze pan with wine, add apple juice and butternut squash puree.

Cook for 5 minutes

Add heavy cream and cook on low heat for 35-40 minutes

Add spices at the end of cooking

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.  Salt & pepper to taste

This recipe is the sole property of 10/09 kitchen, and may not be published or reproduced without the express written permission of 10/09 kitchen’s owners.

Visit 10/09 Kitchen located at 132 East Pitt Street in Bedford, give them a call at (814) 623-1130 or visit their website for more information.

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