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Dinner with Kim and Chris

We had a lovely evening last night with Slow Travel friends, Kim and Chris, who are visiting from New Jersey. Glad to share our sunny temperatures in the 80's!

It was a balmy night, so we enjoyed appetizers and prosecco by the pool during sunset, until Brad made it through traffic from Pasadena. Dinner started with pear-gorgonzola ravioli in brown butter-sage sauce and a King Estate Pinot Gris.

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Next: salad with mangos, raspberries and starfruit with a passionfruit dressing.

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The entree was veal saltimboca and broccolini with almonds, raisins and bacon, and a Barolo Brad has been saving. (Guess I'm really starting to think about Rome.)

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Back to the patio for dessert and coffee. Limoncello blast cake!

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I love my candy bees! (Yellow M&Ms, black jelly candies, almond slice wings and licorice antennae.)

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We were so busy eating, drinking and talking, we forgot to take a photo of US!

Comments (6)

Eden:

What a culinary treat! I love the candy bees. How do you come up with all these ideas? Awesome.

I must say, I was waiting for people pics as well. :)

barb cabot:

Wow! What an amazing meal and the cutest ever dessert! YOU take the cake Palma!

Too cool for school!! The food looks so tasty and the cake is adorable. I bet you had a great time with Kim and Chris!

Kim:

Chris said this morning, "I think the best meal we're going to have on this trip is the meal we had at Palma's last night." Of course I knew that even before we left NJ.

Thanks Palma!!!

Palma, you always outdo yourself! Cutest cake ever....

Everything looks so yummy but I really love the cake. Easter is such a great time for decorating cakes. And your idea for the bees is excellent.

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