Saturday, October 25, 2008

Just Dinner

Some nights are magical. This was one of them. I cooked dinner, just dinner, for a friend and birthday boy. I feel like I need to thank him for reminding me just how much I live to cook...I felt as if the best of me was on display tonight...okay the setting did not hurt things.

Amuse: Parmesan Shortbread with Feta Mousse, Honey Roasted Tomato and Kalalmata Olive.

Pasta: Sweet Potato Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter, Pine Nut, and Frizzled Shallot.

Salad: Sherried Beets with Marcona Almond Butter and Gorgonzola Bomboloni.

Fish: Sea Bass with Israeli Couscous, Moroccan Compote, and Mint.
Meat: Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with Current Red Wine Sauce, Brussels Sprouts and Potato.
Cheese: Trio of Cheeses with Fig, Apple, and Chocolate.

Thank you to LB and Jules for their tireless service tonight. I failed to photograph the soup (a lovely shrimp bisque), my savory pancakes, and my dessert (coffee granita), but overall felt it was just a fine dinner.

Happy Birthday Andrew. It was a joy from start to finish.


Angela said...

It looks like you may have outdone yourself on this one. It looks amazing! You amaze. Good job, and happy birthday, birthday boy.

Annie said...

I can't look at your blog sometimes, it makes me outlandishly hungry. Speaking of, I haven't had Nutella since I left Austria. I won't bring it into the apartment, because I know I would take the container down at an alarming rate. (If you don't have time for crepes, it's amazing on pretzel sticks with just a little peanut butter... that and a bottle of wine occasionally stood in for dinner on Friday nights for me and my roomies)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Don't know why you are not downtown at some swank restaurant

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