Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Party Preview

The Ornish Launch Party is fast approaching... Too fast it seems sometimes.  Besides working on decorations I have begun the first food preparations.  Last week I blanched and froze sixteen artichoke bottoms and tomorrow I am going make and freeze a pile of crapes.  I have my menu planned out and so I thought I would post it to whet your appetites.  Get out your tunics and surcotes, ‘cause this is going to be a fine party!

White Grape Juice with Lemon, Honey and Lavender
Blackberry, Basil and Rose Sparkler

Course 1 - Starter:
Herbed Artichoke Bottoms stuffed with Ricotta and Parmesan on Braised Arugula, garnished with Roasted Fennel with Balsamic Vinegar and Pine-nuts

Course 2 - Salad:
Salad of Herbs, Greens, Radishes and Cucumbers with White Wine Vinaigrette, garnished with Deviled Eggs

Course 3 - Palate Cleanser:
Strawberry Black Pepper Sorbet

Course 4 - Main:
Leek, Mushroom and Cream Cheese Crepes,
9 Onion Braise (red, yellow, pearl, spring, shallots, leeks, green, and chives), 
Roasted Gold or Purple Cauliflower with Lemon, Olive Oil, Parmesan and Garlic

Course 5 - Dessert Round 1:
Meyer Lemon Cream Puffs

Course 6 - Dessert Round 2:
Almond and Orange Cake with Orange Blossom Water and Candied Orange Peel

Then – food coma and story time!

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