I FINALLY got to meet Miss Jen/Merry last night; she and her husband Alex came over for supper on their post-comiccon tour up the coast. The live in Florida, and I really wanted a chance to showcase some of the fabulous produce we're getting right now. Particularly of note this week, the black mission figs are back! Here's what I came up with for a Friday night dinner party....
Junipero Martinis & Glenfiddich Manhattans
Hummus with lamb and pinenuts
Grilled proscuitto-wrapped & chevre-stuffed black mission figs
Sweet corn soup garnished with hazlenut oil, garlic chives, and bacon
Leek, bacon and chantarelle tart with San Joaquin Gold & a simple green salad
Fig & champagne sorbet with snickerdoodles
I was particularly pleased with the tart and the sorbet. San Joaquin Gold cheese is new to me, and I'm sure going to become a favorite in our house. It nicely rides the line between strong enough for me, and nutty enough for Russell. The sorbet was not-so-sweet, and was nicely complimented by the cookies. I was pleased with the flavor of the champagne next to the intensity of the black figs.Posted by shock on July 31, 2004 | TrackBack