Dinner at Dannielle’s …. or, Oh what a Meal !
MMM MMM MM ! Delicious. Last weekend I packed my photo gear and went to see my friends of 45 plus years ….. unfortunately, a few could not make it. The talented and creative Dannielle hosted the dinner.
The menu consisted of :
Focaccia with figs, kalamata olives, and toasted coriander seeds; Parsnip and Pear Puree; Israeli Couscous with asparagus, cucumbers, feta, and kalamata olives; Marinated and grilled Tri Tip served with a horseradish sauce; and topped off with Lemon Chiffon Cake served with basil infused mascarpone cheese.
Eleanor, another O&D…and related.. made a Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus Appetizer with Hollandaise Cream in Phyllo cups with dill and lemon zest. (whew!) We ate, savored and giggled throughout the meal. Another memory created. I know now that a close up of just one of Eleanor’s ‘Shrimp Delights’ would have been a better picture. Learning, learning, and learning. The focaccia is a nice shot. To my surprise, my favorite dish was the puree. I have never had a parsnip in my life. Loved the flavor with the flambeed pear and a hint of cinnamon.
The couscous was out of this country. Israeli Couscous. I have a few shots that I liked:
Next the Tri Tip. New for me, as in photographing on the grill. Also, I cannot control where these pictures are…… I am trying to put them in order.
Last the highlight of the evening: The Lemon Cake, dressed in Chiffon ! with the Mascarpone Cheese.
Do not forget to click on the pictures, you can see them better. Especially if you are over the hill…or on your way.