In this special weekly feature, TODAY Food editor Phil Lempert brings you recipes “stolen” (with permission) from notable restaurants across America. See how much fun you can have (and money you can save) by cooking these dishes at home.
THIS WEEK: Golden Bee Cornish Pasty from the Golden Bee at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
As the weather cools and fall begins to settle in, comfort food appeals to the senses. What could be more comforting than a warm Cornish Pasty? This week’s recipe is “stolen” from Siegfried Werner Eisenberger, Executive Chef of The Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, known affectionately as Chef Sigi.
It is thought that the Pasty originated in Cornwall in Britain, as a way for miners to take their lunch with them as they set off for the day’s work in the mine shafts, being unable to return to the surface to eat. The pasty could stay warm in their pockets for hours, giving them a much needed source of heat during the day. Covered from head to foot in coal dust, they were able to hold the pasty by the folded crust and discard the dirty edge, which once thrown away was supposed to appease the capricious spirits in the mines and protect them from danger.
Chef Sigi’s Cornish Pasty is served with a creamy garlic aioli — giving this classic English fare a modern twist.
1PfalsefalseAbout the chef: Siegfried Werner Eisenberger, Executive Chef at The Broadmoor resort, has worked as a chef for over 45 years in prestigious restaurants all over the world. He has received honors, including the Elite Gold Platter Award for Banquet Food Services and the Western Regional and National Chef Professionalism Award given by the American Culinary Federation.
Chef Sigi was a member of the 1984 and 1988 U.S. Culinary Teams and coached the 2000 U.S. Apprentice Culinary Team, which had the best performance of any of the U.S. teams, winning gold medals plus second overall in the world. He was invited to the jury panel for the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany.
As a mentor, Chef Sigi has spent a great deal of time teaching young apprentice chefs and was the founder of the Pikes Peak Chapter of Apprenticeship in 1995. He is a member of the American Culinary Federation and other well-known associations and participates in several local charity events. The Broadmoor itself is the longest-running consecutive winner of both the AAA Five-Diamond and the Mobil Travel Guide Five-Star awards.
Golden Bee Cornish Pasty is served at The Golden Bee for $8.75.
The Golden Bee at The Broadmoor
1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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