As I’m a bit behind these days, I noticed while perusing my photos from the past year in search of a couple photos for a new year’s card to send out, how many delicious moments we had in 2011. What follows is not only what we made, but what we enjoyed!
The delicious moments of 2011…
Rosemary Sea Salt Dinner Rolls (recipe credit: Pioneer Woman)
Creamy Pheasant and Wild Rice Soup
Orechiette with Pheasant, Bacon and Spinach
Pot Roast…good the first time, better the second…
Boboli’s done right…! (yes, you are correct…that is an egg cracked on top peeking out from underneath the arugula and parm!
Delicate Scrambled Eggs with Truffle Salt
A Birthday dinner at Bouchon
Cod Brandade with Tomato Confit and Fried Sage Leaves
Frisée aux Lardons et Oeuf Poché
Back at home…Cheese Soufflé
Lump Crab Cakes
Baby Artichoke Gratin (recipe credit: latimes.com)
April brought with it a trip to Vienna for Woody’s work…
Käsekrainer – near perfect street food
Beef Tartare with all the appropriate accoutrements
Finally in the homeland…a full plate of spätzle just for me!
A celebratory meal at Meinl am Graben began with a Veal Carpaccio for Woody
Tortellini with Consommé and Crisped Prosciutto
Honestly…I can hardly remember what exactly this course entailed…but I DO remember that it was incredibly amazing!
The third course of our prix fixe…again…perfection!
Although I can’t say the name of the place…the fare was delicious
A trip to Vienna without Viennese coffee would be a crime!
Back at home…Pacific Spiny Lobster with Fava Beans and Meyer Lemon
Grilled Cheese Invitational…who says no to that…?
Burrata with Cherry Tomatoes…there were plenty more sandwiches and a lot more cheese, but most disappeared before I could get a shot!
And of course, an annual batch of Deviled Eggs for Easter!
Fried Chicken Salad with Goat Cheese
Another birthday was cause for a trip to the Los Olivos region, some wine tasting and of course a meal or two…
Spring Vegetable Pot Roast
House guests meant a trip to the Original LA Farmer’s Market and an Oyster Po’ Boy
Part two coming soon…