The Tasting Notes:
I think the feta cheese rolls and the fish dish (Moqueca de Salmão da Paula) were my favorite, savory wise. I am putting that out there and I hope that no one gets their feelings hurt by me saying that. Everything was great, though. I am having a secret affair with polenta right now (oops, not secret anymore), and I have to say it was delicious as well. I was excited to try foie gras, and big thanks to Elise for pulling out her roll! Bwahaha...
Garrett pulled off another yummy cupcake--Earl Grey Tea infused. I love innovative baking. Especially when it works. I topped Ann's pie with some of my caramel sauce when I got home. It made a great dessert even better. The crust was divine!
Jennifer brought some great items from Philipp's...including the Best of Sac Strawberry Cupcake. Even I think they use too much frosting. But I love frosting and so tomorrow morning I am going to dip some animal crackers in the extra icing I scraped off the cupcake for breakfast. Jealous??? I thought so...
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Apologies in advance if I butchered the name of your dish or if I didn't get a shot of it. I was pretty disappointed with mine (the dessert tamales). The flavors were there, but the texture was not what I wanted, and I should have just used corn husks, but no... I just HAD to make the whole thing edible, so I used egg roll wrappers. I don't like the idea of having a big husk or leaf on your plate that you can't eat and it just lays there--big old mess, right? Well, these wrappers resembled rawhide to me by the time I got the remainder of them home. Only edible if soaked in melted ice cream or something... I really must do a better job next time. In my defense, they were kinda pretty and tasted fine.