Sunday, October 17, 2004

Dinner parties

Originally uploaded by lools.

As the weather in New York takes a turn for the worse, my preferred way to spend Saturday night is at home. Cozy dinner parties are so much fun to organize!

We had a small group of friends over last night. Inspired by the produce at the Farmer's Market, I cooked up a five course meal - all vegetarian, of course. Harsha paired each course with a fine selection of wine. Here's what we served:

course 1
"last of the summer peppers" pepperonita crostini
brie and fig jam on toasted baguette

course 2
roasted beet, arugula and fresh goat cheese salad

course 3
butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds

course 4
wild mushroom risotto with black truffle oil
cotes du rhone

course 5
caramelized pears with vanilla ice cream
choice of fonseca tawny port, baileys on the rocks or poires mathilde liquer

Let me know if you want any of the recipes, I'll email them to you.


Blogger gs said...

hi lulu
always a good idea when it is very cold the picture,all of you look like film stars!. and i liked the black jibba that you are looks very the one on your right ravi's wife sahana?.i remember the second course the recipe for which you seem to have picked up from one of your recent restaurant reconnaisance visits.roasted beet,arugula and goat cheese.yum,yum.the pity is that i need to put on the aprons!.harsha's choice of wines must be super.he is a great connoisseur of wines.i read recently that red wine is great for the heart,bla bla,i have decided to drink red wine regularly!.np is mahaimpressed with your blog and reads it regularly.

9:25 PM  
Blogger gs said...

lulu,please send the recipes for course 2 and 3.

6:38 AM  

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