Sides » Ratatouille
The ingredient list may look simple, but co-owner Christian Touche of AKA Bistro had explained that the perfection of this stewed vegetable dish comes from layered flavor and staged cooking. This recipe is the REAL DEAL, brought straight from Carpentras, Provence by Anny Touche, Christian's mother. Anny makes twice-yearly visits to AKA Bistro to bring Provençal recipes and to check the authenticity of the French dishes cooked at the restaurant. Chris Chung, Co-Owner/Executive Chef demonstrates Anny's recipe, separately sautéing each vegetable before combining them together to stew. Delicate Herbes de Provence give the dish subtle complexity -- without overpowering the layered nuances of the vegetables.