Monday, December 15, 2014

Some Enchanted Evening with Jurgen and Gerry

On Saturday night we enjoyed a wonderful Christmas cocktail party hosted by our friends Gerry and Jurgen.  We feasted on all kinds of wonderful treats cooked entirely by Jurgen.  It was a lovely time filled with holiday cheer.  Many thanks to Gerry and Jurgen for such a elegant festive time. PS Since I was so busy eating I did not get photos of many of the dishes so here is a list of all the things Jurgen made. It was deliciously executed and each dish beautifully plated.  A feast for the eyes and the tummy.  Truly amazing. Here's the menu:

We had Bruschetta
Fresh Scallopps sauteed, served on a Persian Cucumber, topped with a Champagne Beurre Blanc and infused with fresh tarragon topped with caviar
Asian Rice Noodle Salad with Grilled Alaskan Shrimp.
Shooters of a Leek Onion Cream Veloute'.
Gravlox on a crispy garlic baguette toast and served with a creamy Dill Homemade Mayonnaise.
Pork Wellington with Mushroom sauce, A Selection of Fine French, Italian, English and American Cheeses, accompanied by Greek dried Figs, Japanese Pears, Raspberries, Black Berries, Forell Pears, California Red Grapes, Italian dried Apricots, Lavosh.
Olives from Puglia, Hand carried, LOL!

The Desserts were:
Creme Caramel with pulled sugar.
Panna Cotta accompanied by a Coulis of Raspberries and Blueberries.
Italian Plum Cake served with a Creme Anglais.
German Cherry Cake like my Grandmother used to make it.
Profiteroles filled with a Bavarian Cream.
Washington Bosc Pears Poached in an Italian Red Wine.
French Chocolate.
Sumatran French Press Coffee.

Beverages were:
California White Wine.
California Merlo.
Selection Of Italian and American Sparkling Wines and Champagnes.
Whisky Sour.
Flavored water infused with Citrus, Basil Mint and Cucumbers.

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