Sunday was a day full of family, fun and most of all food! Since a picture is worth a thousand words, and it’s still quite early in the week, I’ll save us all some reading and let the photographs speak for themselves!
My cousin Danie’s jaw-dropping home-made cake for her sister-in-law’s baby shower. Yellow and chocolate cake, buttercream, fondant.
The appetizers – tomato, roasted red pepper, fresh mozzarella, thyme, balsamic
Panko-breaded creamy cheesy risotto cakes
French Toast: challah bread, egg custard, blue berries, brown sugar, cinnamon
Tortellini, ricotta, pesto, sundried tomato, pine nuts
Marachino Cherry Parfait
Braising: Lamb shank, rosemary, thyme, merlot, veal stock, rondeau
Monkfish (the ugliest of all fish) searing in hot olive oil
Balsamic braised chicken thighs with a porcini-portobello-oyster-cremini-shitake mushroom cream sauce
After the oven: Fully braised lamb shanks emerge in a red wine reduction
Braised lamb shanks plated with red wine sauce and braised mirepoix