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:
"last of the summer peppers" pepperonita crostini
brie and fig jam on toasted baguette
roasted beet, arugula and fresh goat cheese salad
butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds
wild mushroom risotto with black truffle oil
cotes du rhone
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.