What Would You Serve To Your Food Blogging Friends
for a Welcome Dinner Upon their First Visit to Your Home?
Describe a sort of "signature menu" revealing much of your personal cooking style and culinary preferences; it's up to you how many dishes you choose or if you prefer a buffet or a different way of presentation; let your fantasy play!
originally posted by Garrett of Vanilla Garlic.
Fruits: Pineapple, Quince, Strawberry, Grapefruit, Oranges, Champagne Grapes, Apple, Pear
Vegetables: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Red Pepper, Radish, Baby Carrots, Snow Peas, Cucumber, Celery
Assorted Cheeses: Colby, White Cheddar, Pepperjack, Muenster, Bleu from Silverlake Cheese Shop
Pomegranate and Pistachio Studded Cream Cheese Dressing (fruit)
Kalamata Olive Hummus
Sundried Tomato Spread
Spicy Cashew Butter
Homemade Cheddar Cheese Straws & Parmesan Peppercorn Crackers
Mumm Napa Brut Prestige Sparkling Wine
Blueberry Lemoncake Martinis
Blueberry Stoli, Absolut Citron, Absolut Vanilia, Sugar Cookie Rim, Grand Marnier Macerated Blueberries, Lemon Wheel.
Ciabatta with Sesame Seed, Rosemary Foccacia, Olive Pugliese, Injera, Sourdough Roll, French Baguette, Cornbread Sticks, Buttermilk Biscuits
Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
Unsalted Butter Rosettes
Clover Honey (bottled in Franklin, Ohio)
Kosher Salt &
Cracked Black and Pink Peppercorns
Cakebreaded Tiger Prawn, Spicy Plum Reduction
Fiddlehead Sauvignon Blanc, Happy Canyon 2004
Main Course (choose one fish, one fowl, one mammal...ha!)
Lobster in Phyllo "Shells" with Saffron Butter Sauce
Guinness Battered Lake Erie Walleye Fillets, Malt Vinegar Reduction
Rosenblum Roussanne Fess Parker 2003
Kobe Beef "Pops" on Bamboo Skewers with Lemongrass Curry Sauce
Bourbon Ham with Dijon and Gingersnap Crust
Roasted Chicken, Persimmon & Vidalia Enchiladas with Cinnamon Mole Sauce
Cap'n Peanut Butter Crunch Coated Chicken on Silver Dollar Johnnny Cakes, Sorghum Molasses
Merryvale Profile Meritage 2002
Accompaniments (pick two):
Rosemary, Olive Oil, & Balsamic Roasted Vegetables: Red Onion, Parsnip, Carrot, Red, Gold, Blue, and Sweet Potato
Pommes Frites served on the Bee with Saffron Ketchup, Malt Vinegar, Sea Salt
Adobo Spiced Tostones
Hilljack Cauliflower Salad-Cauliflower, Mayo, Bacon, Parmesan, Sugar, Iceberg Base
Dessert (Choose as many as you wish. Isn't this the most important course?)
Amaretto, Creme de Cacao & Van Gogh Vodka Chocolate Martinis with Floating Toasted Marshmallows & Graham Cracker Dust
Hawaiian Vintage Chocolate Chunk King's Hawaiian Bread Pudding, Kahlua & Kona Coffee Sauce, Scoop Vanilla Frozen Custard
Peanut Butter Beignets with Caramel Frosting, Banana Schapps (flambe!)
Chocolate Bourbon Fudge Brownies with Praline Ice Cream (more pyrotechnics involved)
Fried Coconut and Red Bean Ice Cream in Fortune Cookie Bowl
Triple Chocolate Stack Cake with Birthday Buttercream Frosting, sprinkles, lots of celebratory candles, singing, fanfare. Still more fire involved.
Several candles, flowers, huge table, white china, big utenstils. Smiles & laughter, and free flowing red wine.
*Note: I didn't mean to leave any food out that I enjoy. In fact, I am sure I left out several and I will wish I would have included them as I continue thinking of this post. If you're allergic to things or have food restrictions (in a perfect world we could eat gluten/nuts/dairy without adverse reaction), this menu is probably not for you. I don't mean to leave out vegans/vegetarians either--but I guess I kind of did. Anymore selection on that menu though, and I would have a cookbook. ;)