gastronome
valentine's day supper

I can't think of a better Valentine's day than this one - a quiet home-comforting day, knowing what was going on at City Hall. I kid you not - i could feel the energy all the way down in Bernal Heights. A new kitchen toy (a VERY nice Delonghi Panini Grill). Dear, dear friends. And a menu chock full of comfort food. (I definitely say "I love you" with food.) How'd you spend your day?

Asian pears, blue-cheese stuffed olives, and Mt. Tam cheese
Chocolate "kir" Royals

Mimi's tomato bisque
Grilled panini - proscuitto, fromage d'affinois & basil
Grilled panini - chicken, asiago fresco and fresh apple salsa
Grilled paninin - bufala mozerella & basil
Free form pizza margarita
Caesar salad

Cesar's crema de chocolate
21 yo Port Ellen Single Malt Scotch (1979)

The tomato bisque was done with soy creamer, and one batch was finished with lactose-free yogurt rather than sour cream for our resident lactose-intolerants. I also substituted soy creamer for heavy cream in half of the batch of cremas - the end product was still delightful. The chocolate kir royals were done with clear creme de cacao and Domaine Chandon champagne - I rimmed the glasses ahead of time with good semi-sweet chocolate.

Posted by shock on February 15, 2004 | TrackBack
Comments

what is panini?

Posted by: tina on June 8, 2005 10:36 AM

Love is a path to the heart that knows its own way.

Posted by: Lamar Cole on October 21, 2005 7:30 AM
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