my friends & family are incredible,
a 12 hour episode of cooking, eating & drinking
a spread of oils w/ peppers, vinegars, garlic. cheese including beecher’s smoked flagship, dubliner white cheddar, manchego, blue & more. salami, smoked salmon, olives, pickles, apples.
an amazing sauce for fresh oysters on the half-shell; minced shallots, fresh thyme, red wine vinegar & champagne vingarette.
shucking oysters! sister point & kumamoto oysters
preparing for fresh crab cakes; celery, red pepper, cilantro & of course, cracking crabs!
frying crab cakes covered w/ panko in a generous portion of butter
manhattans w/ brandy soaked cherries
chanterelle mushroom risotto
grilled red, orange & yellow peppers, zucchini, eggplant, endives & onions w/ olive oil & pepper
filet mignon, grilled
a truly exciting experience of cooking & eating around the table
blackberries & raspberries, home-made creme fraiche, chocolate & toffee cookies, shaved chocolate covered almonds
le panier apricot tart
scotch, brandy & cigars to finish