Monday, October 26, 2009

A Dinner Donation


St Thomas

My friend Paige and I donated a dinner for the 2nd straight year to the St Thomas’ Auction. Last weekend we made good on our “Local Dinner” for the Gallaghers and their guests. My fall garden has been slow to come in so a trip to the South of the James market was in order to pick up greens and other salad items.


The menu for the evening consisted of:

Appetizers:

Greek cured olives
Cheeses
-a local goat cheese wrapped in corn husk and soaked in moonshine,
-a rosemary manchego
-a double cream in the brie family.

Soup:
Butternut squash finished with a calvados spiked apple confit

Main
Niman Ranch Pork Tenderloin with a Moroccan rub
Ratatouille
Rice pilaf with vermicelli, pine nuts and golden raisins

Dessert

Apple Tart with Brown Butter Ice Cream

( I must say that the brown butter ice cream was a first for me and one of the best things i have ever made- big thanks to Pim !)

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