Tonight we are putting on a dinner for Frances, owner of Home Hardware in Osoyoos and the lady who puts on the cooking classes that we all attend. Also, her sister, Virginia, is here from Toronto as well as Susie, Linda and Judy and her husband, Innes who are her special and hardworking ladies who assist in preparing and making sure all goes well at these evenings.
Our dinner tonight is to say a very simple “thank you” for all her work and fabulous way she treats people. She makes you feel that you matter and are very important. Not everyone can pull this off and be sincere at the same time.
The table was set in deep wine colours and snow white plates/bowls etc.
This is our menu for the evening:
Hors d’oeurves: Camembert cheese with basil leaf, bacon jam and cherry tomato – making a pretty flower
Appetizer: Duck Terrine (Don’s best) on toasted baguette slices and garnished with fresh figs from our garden, caramelized and drizzled with fig balsamic vinegar.
First course: Silky smooth Cauliflower Soup with seasoned Pear chips
Entree: Beef Bourguignan, mashed potatoes and garlic sauted green beans
Dessert: two chocolate mousse shots (bittersweet, white chocolate with pecans and milk chocolate with hidden raspberry) and lacy citrus cookies. These were mixed when served.
All the above was served with appropriate wines, juices, tea and coffee..
Um, so sorry you couldn’t come! It was a blast.