Happy New Year!

We’re part of the group that doesn’t (normally) go out on New Year’s Eve.

We (normally) stay home, in front of the fire, and have a nice dinner, a nice bottle of wine and no worries about being on the road.

We went out last night.

It was just a small dinner party – eight of us.

We didn’t get home until after 3:00.

The late night, followed by the usual sunrise dog walk combined with the, maybe, slight possibility of, perhaps, a bit more port than was wise, is going to make this a short post.

Rather than a recipe, let me tell you about our dinner….

We were greeted with champagne and nibbles of smoked salmon, cavier, and tiny quiches.

Dinner started with an amuse-bouche of a shrimp nestled in a crab and horseradish puree. That was followed by Foie Gras, then Beef with Mushrooms, Potato Gratin, Green Beans, and Carrots, then a big platter of both French and English cheeses.

We took a break to go outside for some fireworks… It was midnight and time to usher in the New Year..

We returned to the table for a Chocolate Walnut Cake and a Fruit Pavlova, and finished with coffee and chocolates.

A different wine was poured with each course and port to finish.

It was all wonderful.

I’ll be on bread and water for a week.

But it was that last glass of port that did me in…. and why I’m not feeling 100%

Tomorrow, I promise, I will give you a wonderful Chicken Korma recipe.

In the meantime…..

Happy New Year!

9 thoughts on “Happy New Year!”

  1. Now that would be worth going out for! We stayed home and had a nice quiet evening. Better to not be on the roads around here on NYE if one can help it.

  2. Dinner for 8! That’s a huge party in my books. And it sounds like you had a wonderful time, in spite of staying out til all hours! The food sounds splendid.

    Happy New Year!

  3. That sounds simply perfect Katie – drooling at my keyboard here! We had a belated New Year’s eve dinner last night – my first time trying Ice Wine (from the Niagara Lake here in Canada) – delicious. Do they produce Ice Wine in France? Happy New Year!!!!

  4. Thanks, everyone… It was a great dinner and a great New Year’s Eve – if a bit late LOL Or maybe it was the port….
    Happy New Year!
    No ice wine in France – we rarely get that cold while there are still grapes…. But we do have rather lovely Sauternes….

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