Saturday, February 6, 2010

Patrick Henry Dinner Tonight

A while back, Patrick Henry had an auction to benefit the school. I donated a dinner for four. They picked tonight for the dinner. As of yesterday, they said, weather be damned, they were still coming. Brave souls!! I will make sure to have the bourbon ready to warm them. They wanted to do a slow night with multiple courses, which, for me, makes it super easy. For all the things I manage to pull off in the kitchen, timing is something that I am not great at… it stresses me out. So slow courses makes it nice for me, plus it is really such a nice way to have a meal I think.

So here is the menu, too late to change it now, but tell me what you think.

Assorted cheeses - Mountain View Local Marmac, Artequeso Manchase, Le Roule

The above will be set out in the living room, I will serve cocktails and let them settle into the evening. Then, after a bit, I will have them go to the dinning room where the following will come in courses.

Smoked Salmon Boat- Smoked salmon with lemon infused cream fraiche, topped with a sprig of dill in an endive leaf boat.

Beef Consommé Laced with Sherry- topped with shaved parmesan and cracked pepper.

Beet Salad- Beets mixed with argugula and goat cheese

Spinach, Pine Nut, and Feta Pasta - spinach wilted with garlic, and crumbled feta. Topped with lemon zest and toasted pine nuts.

Cardamom Pound Cake- Topped with maple whipped cream and caramelized apples and toasted walnuts.


Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

Sounds delicious! Especially the pasta! That was nice of you to donate. Do you know these people?

Chris said...

Guess I'm a day late and a dollar short;) Hope the dinner went well, the menu sounded good to me.

Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

oh girl everything sounds AMAZING! I may be brave enough to drive down there for that :)

Carrie said...

Wow, sounds like an amazing dinner!!

Chef E said...

this whole menu sounds so yummy!

I have been wondering where you are, and I saw you mentioned on Nibble Me This, a site I follow...I wonder why your feed is not coming in???

Hope all is well, the food, especially cheese post is next!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this idea, to donate a dinner for an auction! How fun to be able to use your gifts to bless others.I am thoroughly enjoying looking through all of your posts with a glass of wine later on tonight!
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