Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dinner Plans

I'm trying to put together a gourmet meal for my friends who are coming over tomorrow. I considered making rabbit but thought it was not quite appropriate for Easter. But I am tempted. Anyway, here is the menu I have come up with. I'll try to update with pictures as I go along but I may be awfully busy.

Atipasto Platter: a variety of artisan cheeses and charcuterie with homemade olive bread, crackers and other small bites. I will add some boiled quail eggs in honor of Easter.

Scallops with saffron cream sauce: These will be toped with a bit of masago fish roe.

Black sesame crusted tuna: This will be seared rare, served on top of a mango plank and garnished with edamame, pickled green mango cubes and some crushed wasabi peas.

Rhubarb sorbet

Lamb ravioli with a rosemary cream sauce: The filling will be made with ground lamb and parmigiano reggiano cheese.

Tenderloin Filet with shitake red wine reduction: Served on top of a pan-fried polenta round, the tenderloin will be seared and served with a reduction of red wine, beef stock and shitake mushrooms. This will be garnished with asparagus spears.

Chipotle chocolate panna cotta with cinnamon whipped cream