In case you were wondering what I do when I am not coding.
The menu I served for a dinner party last night. I spent all day in the kitchen to avoid homework :) Note my hand painted watercolor menus and the mysterious missing 6th course. It made for a very fun evening followed by Apples to Apples and Karaoke.
August 9, 2008
Seared Diver Scallop with Southern Style Cheese Grits, Grilled Onion, Pumpkin Seed Oil and Lemon Zest
2006 Piper Select Cuvée Brut Champagne, Sonoma, CA
Mixed Green Salad with Fuji Apples, Candied Pecans, Goat Cheese and Balsamic Truffle Vinaigrette
2007 Twin Vines Vinho Verde, Portugal
Oven Roasted Poblano Pepper stuffed with Organic Corn-fed Beef, Grilled Tomatoes, Fresh Picked Sweet Corn, topped with Cheddar and Manchego
2008 Santola Vinho Verde, Portugal
Cucumber, Ginger, and Lemon Water
Maple Leaf Farms Duck Confit, Thin Pasta Sheets stuffed with Pumpkin, drizzled with Brown Butter, Parmesan and Asagio
Luchador Shiraz, Australia
Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin Tips on grilled Brioche with a mild Chile Ragu
2003 Messina Hof Cabernet Franc, Texas
Double Barrel Aged – Private Reserve
White and Black Crème Brulée topped with Fresh Mint Leaves dipped in Dark Chocolate Ganache.
2007 Clean Slate Riesling, Mosel, Germany