Friday, March 11, 2005

Dinner summary for early March:

Last Saturday night we hosted a dinner party for 3 gay couples. Total of eight people for dinner. E’s menu:
Aperitif of Champagne and Raspberry Liqueur
Assorted Bread Sticks and Cracker Breads
Roasted Eggplant Soup
Grilled Pear salad with Reduced Port Dressing, Stilton & Walnuts
Sea Bass en parchment (Sea bass, shrimp, julienne vegetables baked in parchment with a reduced wine sauce, fennel, and thyme)
Wild Rice, Shallots & Mushrooms with a Wine and Dijon Vinaigrette
Baby, golden beets
Frozen parfait of raspberries, creme cheese and chocolate
Wine: "Colors" Chardonnay
…An excellent meal.
Sunday night we went out to dinner with my parents to a fun, upscale, family style Italian restaurant called Viva! Primavera of Los Gatos.
Thursday we went to San Francisco to see Brian Dennehy in the play “Trumbo: Red, White & Blacklisted” at the Post Street Theatre. It was more of a dramatic reading then a play but it was very interesting and entertaining. The production consisted of Dennehy reading letters written by blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Roman Holiday, The Brave One, Exodus, Spartacus, Papillon).
We had dinner at First Crush. I had the “Sonoma County duck breast sautéed with braised red cabbage and pancetta with red wine. Dressed with cherry-orange glaze and served with roasted potatoes.” E had the “flat ribbon pasta tossed with English peas, roasted Portobello mushrooms, finished with a mushroom reduction broth.” It was tasty. We will go back again.


Anonymous said...

God, I would love to be invited to one of your parties.

Will said...

What dbfeb said!

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