Sunday, May 29, 2011

50th birthday dinner

So a while back Darlene and I bought a new stove from Sears. That got us entered into a sweepstakes draw. After a few false starts, it was determined that we won. The prize is a dinner for 8, cooked in our home by a chef. That dinner happened last night. The toughest part was of course narrowing down our guest list to 6 people (besides ourselves). It broke my heart having to choose such a small number. I wish it could have been 28 people. Apologies for all of the secrecy, but there you go.

Chef Ashlee prepared and served with her assistant, from scratch, a 5 course meal from fresh ingredients - that's her in the background with the flowery chef hat, which she bought only because Darlene seemed disappointed when she found out Ashlee didn't have a chef's hat.


Bernie May said...

Great dinner and fantastic company last night Karl. Thank-you so much for thinking of us.

Now, what was the name of that shoe store?

Karl Plesz said...

It's either NC Shoes or Gravity Pope.

Anonymous said...

Um, menu? Likes? Dislikes? c'mon give with the details, Darlene! Retro

Karl Plesz said...

I didn't want to be cruel. OK, here was the lineup:

Caesar salad with basil and home-made croutons.

Roasted tomato, basil and thyme bisque.

Spinach custard with Gruyere cheese (essentially a quiche)

Herb and Garlic Chicken Breast with Goat Cheese and Potato Gratin.

Raspberry filled with chocolate truffle wrapped in phyllo pastry.

Anonymous said...

That was not cruel, to a foody, sometimes the menu is almost as good as the actual meal. Yummy!

And sharing with friends? Priceless. R

Anonymous said...

and you didn't show the labels of the wine bottles

Anonymous said...

Yum, I'm sure you have invited us if we lived a bit I right, am I right?

Karl Plesz said...

You are right. LOL