Tuesday, February 19, 2008

(Just having some leftover soup before heading to bed.)

We had Nadine and Sue over for dinner on Sunday, what with Monday being a new holiday and all. We can't have the dinner on a school night because there's five courses and we have a bottle of wine with each course.

Dinner turned out really well. I started with an amuse bouche of a mussel in the half shell, with a jerk / white wine sauce with a slice of shiitake, cilantro and orange zest. Served with a pinot gris.

Next Sue had spent a couple days making a mushroom barley soup, with a beef stock from scratch. It was excellent. It was paired with a pinot noir.

I made the pasta course, the porcini / pimento / basil risotto with the merlot that we had made before.

Sue had the main, a beef tenderloin topped with a wasabi / parsley / yogurt sauce, served with portabello, asparagus and mixed greens. Top marks for presentation. Matched with a bourgogne. Mmmm.

Finally for dessert I made up some creme brullee, served with a chai liqueur.

Well I'm done my leftover soup. More later on...

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:37 AM

    DE-LISH!!! Sounds scrumptious...You all must have been very full after such a substantial meal...Porcini/Pimento risotto sounds yummy.