We started the evening with Chocolate Raspberry Martinis. The recipe (from a Chambord brochure I had) called for 1 part of Chambord, 1 part of Creme de Cocao, and 1 part of Vanilla vodka. Although they tasted great, they were WAY too sweet. I added a nice splash of tonic water and they were perfect. I didn't get a good photo of this drink, so I won't post a picture of it (although I did think about making one right now to take a picture of, but thought it might not be a good idea to drink one at 9:45am!)
Our salad was a Caprese salad. I alternated slices of mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil leaves, and drizzled a good olive oil over the top, then sprinkled with Fleur de sel and freshly ground black pepper. Served that with a nice crunchy baguette. I won't go into detail on this post, but I made the mozzarella. It was my first attempt. It was fairly easy to make, and was good, but not as creamy as I was hoping. I absolutely love this salad. You have to have the basil or it's just not as good. I think I could eat nothing but this everyday for a month, and not tire of it.
Tomorrow, I'll post the recipe for the Pasta with Rabbit Ragu, and on Thursday I'll show you the dessert I made.