DINNER 355: Saturday, December 23, 2006
After cooking all day for the dinner we’re hosting tomorrow, Wendy & I met up with Dave for dinner and some last minute shopping (we needed to find plates for the ravioli course and the cheese course and maybe the dessert course, and some more table decorations (since the decorations we’d previously accumulated no longer fit on our new, larger dining room table!)). Robin didn’t join us because of an ongoing battle with a nasty sinus infection. Sleep it off, Robin!
We went to OLD TIME POTTERY (which was closed), to Meijer, and to Garden Ridge. We found something suitable for the ravioli course and plenty of decorations, but no luck with dishes for the other two courses.
We stopped at IHOP for dinner — Wendy was craving it! While we were there, Dave asked me to go over the menu for tomorrow, which I did. Two ladies sitting near us asked, “What time shall we be there?!” and commented that the menu sounded great.
Here’s the menu… Comments and thoughts about the event will be published later.
Christmas Eve 2006
Goat Cheese & Marinara, Crostini
Jonah Crab Salad
Asparagus and Cream Cheese in Puff Pastry
Apple and Chestnut Soup, Spiced Cream
Shrimp, Mushroom Ravioli, Sage Browned Butter
Seared Foie Gras and Poached Pears on Brioche, Moscato Glace
Pork Tenderloin with Spiced Port Sauce
All-Crust Potato Gratins
Brussels Sprouts with Pecorino and Walnuts
Petit fours and raspberry mousse in chocolate cups