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La Coop shares recipe for New Year's Day white bean and kale soup

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Nothing beats January's winter chill or a hefty New Year's Eve hangover like a hot bowl of homemade soup. Chef Bobby Benjamin of La Coop will share his favorite recipe for a hearty, one-bowl meal to serve on New Year's Day. Home cooks can use his recipe for white bean and kale soup to start their New Year on a warm and comforting note.

Eating vegetables such as cabbage, collard greens, mustard greens, chard, or kale for New Year's is associated with the idea that the folded greens symbolize money and are thought to bring good fortune. It's widely believed that the more greens one eats the larger one's fortune next year. Legumes including beans, peas, and lentils are also symbolic of money. Their small, seedlike appearance resembles coins that swell when cooked so they are consumed with financial rewards in mind.

White Bean & Kale Soup

Ingredients:

2 Qts White Beans

3 oz. Country Ham

1 yellow onion small diced

1 carrot small diced

1 1/2 Qts chicken stock

1 1/2 Qts vegetable stock

2 oz. Kale pulled

1 sprig rosemary

Salt & Pepper to taste

Method:

Large pot, medium heat, render country ham

Add onion, carrot, rosemary

Add white beans

Add chicken stock & vegetable stock, cook until beans are tender

Season to taste

Add kale before serving

 

 

 

About La Coop: Bistro à Vins:

La Coop: Bistro à Vins offers French comfort food with a Southern twist. Located inside the award-winning Green Building at 732 E. Market St. in Louisville's NuLu district, the restaurant was awarded four stars by the Courier-Journal and named Louisville Magazine's "Best New Restaurant 2013." La Coop is open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. The bar opens at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.coopbistro.com  For reservations, call 502-410-2888.

Ring in 2014 at La Coop: Bistro a Vins:

La Coop: Bistro a Vins will celebrate the New Year early with a five-course plated dinner of fun and festive dishes. Diners can visit for a pre-party meal or enjoy a romantic evening and still get home by midnight. The cost is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Several styles of wine from throughout France will be paired with each course for an additional $50 per person. Dinner seating is available at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call (502) 410-2888. http://www.coopbistro.com  

New Year's Eve 2013 Menu:

Amuse Bouche

Loaded tater tots with bacon crème fraiche and chives

 

 

First

Popcorn-dusted sea scallop with seasonal succotash, bacon, black truffle butter and red sorrel

 

 

Second

Vanilla butter-poached prawns with country ham and soft polenta

 

 

Third

Hanger steak tartare with farm egg yolk, cornichons, pickled mustard seed, herbs and toast

 

 

Fourth

Veal skirt steak scallopini with capers, Asiago cheese and warm bacon-tomato vinaigrette

 

 

Fifth

Chocolate beignets with chocolate ganache and walnuts

 

 

 

2010 Domaine Pouderoux, Maury

 

2011 Domaine Raquillet, Vieilles Vignes, Mercurey

 

2011 Henry Fessy, Chateau des Reyssiers, Regnie, Cru Beaujolais

 

Bronzo, La Bastide Blanche, Bandol

 

2011 Domaine des Valanges, Hors Classe, Saint-Veran

 

NV Chateau Soucherie, Cremant de Loire, Rose, Brut

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