Monday, May 11, 2009

top chef.

Friday night we partied at my house. Mia Maid style.

The ward held an auction a couple weeks ago. The money was to go partially to girls camp. So the Mia Maid's needed to auction something. I threw out a candle lit dinner for two.

It sold.

And Friday we delivered.

A ten course tasting menu. (I say ten, because we made ten things. But it was actually served in 8 courses.) Originally planned for outside. In a park. But the wind forced it inside. Which was a good thing. Simplifying everything.

I was unsure if we could pull it off. And we were using mostly recipes that I had never tasted before. But it went smoothly. No food poisoning. Lots of smiles. No 14-15 year olds complaining. Only laughter, fun, and a lot of hard work.

It was a success.

The following is a taste of the night.

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Amuse Bouche: Soupe de Mûre
Ripe blackberries stewed with lemon, cinnamon, cloves, and cream.


Herbe Fromage Mariné
Ripened goat's milk cheese, red onion, and fresh herbs. Served with rustic bread.


Salade au Concombre et À-l'Oignon-Rouge
Cucumber and Red-onion Pickled Salad


Asperge avec la Sauce de Moutarde Crémeuse
Steamed Asparagus in a Creamy Mustard Sauce


Orange et Crevettes Grises grillées de Thym
Orange and Thyme Grilled Shrimp


L'épi de Maïs avec le Tilleul et le Beurre Fondu
Corn on the Cob with Lime and Melted Butter


Citron et Purée de Pommes de Terre de Cabriole
Lemon and Caper Mashed Potatoes

Steak Mariné Doux
Balsamic Marinated Steak


Sandwich Crème Classique
French Vanilla Ice Cream within two thin layers of chocolate

Mousse de Mûre
Blackberry Puree in Vanilla Cream



Here's the awesome couple -and my dear friends the Harpers. I will miss them greatly in the move.


An action shot of some of the young women pre-meal. I should have taken a post-meal photo. There was no counter space, or clean dishes.




It was a lot of work. But one of our best activities. I would say that we did amazing with the food service, and absolutely awful on keeping up with the water.

Oh.

And it ended up candle less.

I couldn't find where they were packed.


3 comments:

Arianne said...

Wow--you are gourmet! What a fun activity for them. You're very cool.

alanaeaton said...

What an amazing menu...it looks fabulous. Instead of going to that fancy restaurant in L.Vegas (I can't remember the name) we'll just come to your house. What a super activity. They will miss you.

angee said...

Wow!! I wish I had won!!! Those items look so professional and fabulous!! My mouth was watering as I looked through the pictures.

And I know it was so nice for the Harper's to have an evening alone... well, kid-less.

Great job!!