January 01, 2008

new year's eve dinner party: the francophone world

We were lucky enough to be invited to tag along to a fabulous dinner party thrown by friends of friends on New Year's Eve. They managed a fully-plated, multicourse dinner for 20, incorporating dishes from all over the french-speaking world, including both fish and lamb chops that were cooked *perfectly*.

I was impressed. And very well fed. Here are pictures:

brik brik with homemade harissa

brik of chicken, charmoula and egg, with homemade harissa

amuse bouches

amuse bouches: cherry tomato with feta, potato with truffled foie gras, creme fraiche and caviar

vietnamese crab & asparagus soup

vietnamese crab and asparagus soup (in an exquisitely subtle pork/ginger broth)

sea bass in madagascar spices with cuke salad

sea bass in madagascar spices, with cucumber-onion salad

grapefruit granita

palate cleanser of mango and grapefruit granitas

lamb chops, homemade demiglace, green beans and phyllo packet of lobster, chanterelles and nuts

gorgeous lamb chop in homemade demiglace, with wok-fried green beans and a phyllo package of lobster, chanterelles & nuts, in a red-wine-cream sort of sauce. purported to be quebecois; delicious no matter where it's from.

rice salad with chevre

cool rice salad with chevre, sun-dried tomatoes, yellow peppers and scallion

cheese plate, semi-decimated

cheese plate, including dried cherries, date paste and home-candied grapefruit peel

chocolate gateau and gelee of champagne with citrus fruits

chocolate gateau and gelee of champagne with winter citrus fruit

Posted by foodnerd at January 1, 2008 08:42 PM
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