““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”
“Chicken Supreme” Lives Up to Its Name
Tastefully Yours executive chef Dominique Fallings takes chicken to new heights with his Atlanta Chicken Supreme. Fallings stuffs a boneless, skinless breast with a pecan pesto with imported and toasted parmesan reggiano, a bit of basil and garlic and a touch of extra-virgin olive oil. He then pan sears the meat, finishes it in the oven and serves it with a peach bourbon jus lié.
The chicken sometimes shares a plate with wild rice pilaf and smoked spinach. Fallings sautées the spinach with olive oil in an extremely hot iron skillet. Then, before the pan starts to cool, he adds a generous dollop of butter. The resulting smoke provides the flavor. But Fallings warns, “Don’t try this at home unless you have a industrial-strength exhaust system.”
Paula Kraft founded Tastefully Yours some 30 years ago and later brought aboard her daughter Amanda, who is now a co-owner. The caterer, based at Atlanta’s DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, has become known for its creative menu, as well as for its variety of ethnic cuisine and attention to customers’ dietary requirements.
Tastefully Yours serves business aviation customers within 100 miles of Atlanta’s DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. Info: ty-catering.com, (770) 455-7002.