June 19, 2010

A Birthday Sit Down

Greg and I tag-teamed a birthday dinner last night. Greg kept the basil lime-aid cocktails flowing for a lively group celebrating their friend Josh. Since the birthday boy is a vegetarian, the farmer's market inspired my entire menu. I received as many compliments for my headband as for the food. So, I'm thinking the name of my catering company could be, 'The Girl in the Festive Headband Cooks'. Kind of catchy (and very accurate).
The Menu

basil lime-aids with vodka

passed

zucchini rounds with roasted tomato, capers and basil
eggplant parmesan crostinis
fig jam, goat cheese and mint crostinis
quinoa and roasted pepper cakes with creme fraiche and zucchini blossoms
lemon goat cheese stuffed squash blossoms

sit down

minted english pea soup with creme fraiche

creamy polenta with ragout of corn, asparagus and chanterelles with sage brown butter sauce and farmer's sheep cheese
braised white beans with thyme, radicchio and caramelized red onion
spicy greens with lemon and extra virgin olive oil

gingered peach and cherry crisp
with cinnamon ice cream


2 comments:

amy blessing said...

what headband? where did you get it?

Amelia Alvarez said...

Yummy yummy. Greg is back already?!

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