Yes, last night we had friends Fiona, Steve, May, Diane and Marti to dinner. We began with appetizers of hot artichoke dip and filo tarts with brie, fig jam and almonds.
Our first course was a re-run of freshly made pasta made into crab-guryere lasagna.
Here is the production line with me in the kitchen plating salads.
Diane, Fiona and Brad look like they are having fun!
Our main course was a Fillet mignon strip encrusted with herbs and parmesano cheese, Cheddar-zucchini bake, and Carmelized figs with honey and seasalt.
Back to the kitchen to plate dessert!
This lovely creation was a diagonal layer of pomegranite jell with vanilla bean panna cotta, garnished with fresh currants and figs.
I also made a 6 layer flourless chocolate cake with white chocolate ganache. No one had room to put another bite, so I "donated it" to Fiona's Christmas Eve party tomorrow night!
After dinner, we opened 25 presents! Marti and May had Ego by them all night.
Fiona LOVED her Italian purse, and Steve was quite pleased with Brad's selections of Brunello and Barbera!
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!