Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ode to Julia

Bill and Pat invited us to their latest gourmet club dinner. The theme was Julia Child and French cooking. There is no joy in French cooking, only French eating. But B&P performed and executed effortlessly. (I think my contribution of a carmelized salmon potato app wasn't so good).

We started with some Veuve

The gracious hosts...
Members of the gourmet club

The salmon potato things I made -- too much effort with low ROI (that's return on investment, kids)

Bill and the champignons aux beurre

Moules mouliniere 
Flavorful coq/poulet au vin with buttered mushrooms and carmelized onions

Bright with a bite: Arugula salad with hearts of palm, grapefruit, and olives

Fabulous cheese course of  Delice de Bourgogne, Pere Joseph and Roquefort Papillon with dried apricots, dates, fresh pears and fig jelly

Dense and delicious chocolate and almond torte/cake

Very nice meal. To accompany it, we had a 2007 Saint-Esprit Cotes du Rhone and a young George deBoeuf Pouilly-Fuisse (white Burgundy). 


Hi-po said...

Nice photos...The lighting makes it look like a 60s 70s cookbook somehow>

Al said...

Most importantly, Julia would be happy that we dined together and made new friends...

FrenchTwistDC said...

It looks like a lovely dinner...

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