Last week, a good friend of mine had his birthday. He decided to celebrate with his partner and only a small circle of friends, of which Anna and I belong to!
Dinner was a 4 course meal, leaning toward seasonal/regional specialties -
First course: Mini Zweibelkuchen
Muffin-sized zwiebelkuchen which were very tasty and just the right start for this cool Autumn evening.
Next course: Hokkaido pumpkin soup with Balsamico cream
This was very well done. The only complaint was that it was very filling, so most of us were regretting having that second zwiebelkuchen, as those were filling as hell as well...
On to our main course: Medallions of porc with sage, chantrelles, and homemade gnocchi.
This was the delicious death blow. Despite the flavors of the fresh chantrelles, the pork tenderlion and sage, the combination with the homemade gnocchi (really good, BTW)had all and sundry unbuckling their belts for relief.
But wait, there's more...
Anna decided to make a mousse au choclat tarte for dessert. Now, traditionally Chocolate Mousse is supposed to be a light, fluffy yet still rich dessert. Strangely, it didn't come out "light" or "fluffy" Combined with a amarettini base, we each had the barest sliver but were still overwhelmed by the richness of the chocolate.
How we were able to drive home is still a mystery.
My friend made an incredible meal, as always! Chapeau!
I bid you Peace,