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!