Tantilize your taste buds at the Arizona Festival

You can catch Eight's Check, Please! Arizona Festival at CityScape in downtown Phoenix on Sunday, April 28th from 11am - 4pm.


It's your chance to sample chefs' top dishes from over 20 of the restaurants featured on the show.

For more information, visit www.azpbs.org/checkplease/festival

Here is a recipe from the show by Chef James Porter of Petite Maison :

Vichysoisse Chilled Potato and Leek Soup
2 tablespoons butter
6 leeks, bulb only, washed and diced
2 onions, diced
10 potatoes, peeled, diced and boiled
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste
10 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream  

In a large skillet, melt butter and sauté onions and leeks until soft, or about 10 minutes. Add thyme, bay leaves and salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes until fragrant.  In a large pot, bring chicken stock to a boil, and add already par cooked potatoes, and the onion and leek mixture. Simmer for 15 minutes.  In small batches, blend the mixture until smooth, being careful to fill blender only 2/3 full - the soup expands!  As each batch is blended, place in spate bowl. Chill soup for at least 2 hours.  When ready to serve, add heavy whipping cream, gently mix with a whisk until blended.  Serve with chopped chives, smoked salmon or crostini.
 

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