Monday, December 29, 2008
Coppola Blue Label Merlot, 2005
Turkey Osso Bucco, in a chardonnay mirepoix, with a roasted garlic gremolata
Roasted Butternut Squash Polenta, with Parmigano and Fontina
Italian Brioche with Artichoke Pesto
Pumpkin Tiramisu, made with Starbucks Christmas Blend and Grand Marnier
The menu from the dinner party I threw this weekend.
The theme came from the magnum of Coppola that didn’t fit in the wine racks, and an overwhelming urge to use my new oversized cast iron pot.
I roasted the butternut squash with olive oil and salt/pepper and it came out delicious. I saved a few crescent shapes for garnishing before I made up the polenta. I trimmed out the turkey legs for presentation and made the gremolata with my new favorite recipe:
Italian parsley - minced
Roasted garlic (roast the night before)
Dinner was yum…. No leftovers (party for 8)… and everyone cleaned their plates. I’ll have to redesign the recipe for leftovers. I can only imagine it’s one of those “even better the next day “dishes.