Thursday, May 24, 2007

Dinner at French Laundry...sort of

So tonight I'm attending a dinner party for which each guest must prepare a dish from the French Laundry cookbook. At last check, the menu was looking like:

Cornets with Wild Salmon Tartare and Red Onion Creme Fraiche


Sweet Pea Soup with Parmesan Crisps and White Truffle Oil

Fava Bean Agnolotti with Curry Emulsion

Salad of Haricot Verts, Tomato Tartare and Chive Oil

Whipped Brie de Meaux with Croutons and Mache

"Banana Split" Roasted Banana Ice Cream with White Chocolate Banana Crepes and Chocolate Sauce

Luckily, my cheesy ways have ensured that I was assigned an amuse bouche (gougeres) and a cheese plate (the brie de meaux). I was a little trembly imaging the multi-day prep some of the other dishes required. Anyway, you can expect a full report and pictures in the near future.

Here's a preview of our gougere-making. Look closely and you'll see the smallest–but most enthusuastic–cheese fan looking on.


Anonymous Cindy said...

I found a wonderful website where the blogger is going through EACH recipe in the FL cookbook.

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