Friday, November 17, 2006

Openin' a can of Martha Stewart

So tomorrow, we're having a dinner party--the largest dinner party we've ever had: 10 guests, plus ourselves, all junior faculty and their partners in the department. So 12 people at two tables, dining from two separate sets of china.

What are we serving? I'm glad you asked:

Hors D’Oeuvres

Cheese Plate:

Aged Gouda, Gormandise de Rambol with Kirsch, Ilchester “Five Counties”

Green Salad with Fig Vinaigrette

Grilled Asparagus

Truffled Sweet Potato Purée with Goat Cheese

Wild Mushroom Stuffing

Brie Risotto with Port-soaked Figs and Prosciutto

Honey-Glazed, Cedar-Plank-Roasted Salmon

Chicken Roulades with Apples and Bleu-Cheese

Moroccan Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Pears and Apricots

Chocolate “Christmas Pudding” Cake

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake

Now, let's see if we can actually make all that food...



Oso Raro said...

Gosh, can I come? It's been awhile since I've had a meal that wasn't out of a cardboard box or came with the question "Would you like to Supersize that?" Plus, it sounds like you're really putting on the dog for this shindig.

I'll bring flowers and wine!

Horace said...

Alas, we ended up with a couple of extra seats at the table, and a lot of leftovers, Oso...and besides, we always have room for a little (or a lot of) fabulosity.