Sunday, April 10, 2016

A dinner party

I had a craving to cook for a group, and a couple things that I really wanted to make, so we had some friends over for dinner on Saturday.

The menu:

  • Starter: pimiento cheese with slices of pagnol fried in olive oil. I made mayo for this using the Serious Eats two-minute mayo recipe.
  • Starter: parsnip chips (from the recipe in "Chez Panisse Vegetables"
  • Starter: pulled pork wraps with killed onions and chipotle mayo (the pulled pork, using the Serious Eats recipe, is from earlier this year, the onions were killed with red wine and cider vinegars, some bourbon, and chipotle powder) I sliced the wraps and served them with the mayo on the side
  • Salad: a slaw from spitzkohl, grated carrot, mint, and cilantro with a creamy lime dressing, topped with peanuts
  • Main: a boned out chicken (following Jacques Pepin's technique) stuffed with a filling made from ground pork, diced shitake, microplaned ginger and garlic, minced lemon grass, salt, and Shaoxing wine. I served this with a caramel-lime-fish sauce-butter sauce and sticky rice.
  • Dessert(!): Nigella Lawson's Aztec hot chocolate pudding. I served this with creme fraiche


1 comment:

서정빈 said...

Hi Greg!

My name is Jung Bin and I am the community manager of Surfing Dinner.
We are an online community of food lovers who invite people to our homes and have enjoyable experiences around a table.
You can find out more about us on our website: wwww.surfingdinner.com
I find your blog to be very interesting and would love to try some of the menus that you posted.

We currently are still a small company mainly operating in the French part of Switzerland especially in Lausanne and Geneva.
However, we are looking into expanding into the German part of Switzerland as well.
Currently we are looking for hosts who would be interested in becoming hosts.
We will be participating in an Expo in the Congress Center in Basel this coming Sunday, June 12th.
You can find out more about the Expo here: http://www.expat-expo.info/#!basel/c1a9w
We were wondering if you would be interested in becoming a host.

Please let me know what you think and hope to see you soon!
Jung Bin Seo