Friday, December 15, 2006

Season's beatings

Greetings, cheesy visitors. I haven’t forgotten about the blog, I’ve just been lost in The Keys and Miami for a week. I was also laid up, sick, for the better part of the trip, but there's nothing like a warm island breeze to steady a girl's constitution. In any case, I’m back now and frantically planning a menu for our Christmas party. I don’t have much time, so I need options that are nice on the palate and easy on labor. So far I’m thinking about the following:

Skewers of chateaubriand with Spanish castello cheese
Small onion toasts with lemon crème fraiche, smoked salmon and capers
Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto
Crostini with sweet pea and truffle puree
Chicken drumettes in soy ginger sauce
And possibly something featuring gruyere, like gougeres or fondue. We’ll see.

I’ll let you know how it goes and post holiday pix and recipes when the flour settles.

In the meantime, if you’d like a recommendation for a great holiday cocktail outing, check out this still-somewhat-underground speakeasy in SF. If you can navigate the sneaky admittance policy, you won’t be disappointed. And once you've successfully gained entry, order an Aperol Sour. Seriously. It’s the drink so nice, I had to have it twice.



Blogger Moni said...

"nice on the palate and easy on labor"? You should have a raclette party! It's miles better that fondue I'd say and fits your bill perfectly!

2:12 AM  

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