Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dinner Party

We had some friends over for dinner last night, and Dave made a lineup of amazing dishes. We began with watercress soup, a sort of vichysoisse with watercress mixed in; moved on to eggs in cocotte, a poached egg atop a bed of mushroom duxelles with cream; scallops atop parsnip puree with orange sauce and both sauteed and baked kale on the side; coq au vin with asparagus risotto; and a poached pear stuffed with blue cheese for dessert. Delicious!

Dave is such a marvel. I'm not sure I could even bake a chicken.

As usual, I was in charge of setting the table and cleanup. It took two loads in the dishwasher, plus a lot of hand-washing, to manage all the dishes. Fortunately I like that kind of thing.

Today I ran five miles at the gym to work off the creamier elements of that meal!

(Photo: Blob of light in a parking lot, Chinatown, last week.)


Angella Lister said...

It sounds absolutely delicious! Did you take pictures of the food? Kudos to Dave. And you, for the dishes lol.

Reya Mellicker said...

Dave is awesome. You, too! Yum.

Barbara said...

Sounds like a meal well worth the calories. Please bring Dave the next time you come to my house to dinner. Between his cooking and your cleaning up, I won't have to do a thing but eat!

Shammickite said...

Dave must be a wizard in the kitchen!