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.

3 comments:

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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