1st course: Tuscan stuffed mushrooms- they were better than any other stuffed mushroom I've ever tried, we plated them with extra virgin olive oil and green onion.
2nd course: kale, green beans and button mushrooms with spicy Parmesan- we added ground chili to the Parmesan to add some heat :)
3rd course: butternut squash and vanilla risotto- i was surprised when i saw this recipe for vanilla risotto... i forgot to buy a vanilla bean.. so i had to make do using extract.
main course: poached swordfish in broccoli pesto with lemon- having a non meat-eater in the family we always have something with fish in it instead of a turkey(last year we had salmon wellington, the year before it was fish minestrone)out of all those years i think this dish was the best.
cheese course: aged Gouda, Gruyere and Herve Mon Morbier ( a blue cheese) with pears in Rosemary syrup- for the cheese course i wanted a semi-hard a hard and a soft cheese. I've never heard of Herve Mons Morbier but it was delicious.
|the swordfish and pesto with a menu i made for that evening|