Tastes of Spring Dinner Party – Invite & Menu

My husband, Matthew, and his friend, Phil, have enjoyed planning and hosting quarterly dinner parties on a grand scale. Tomorrow is the Tastes of Spring party. Matthew is picking up the final wine pairings tonight, and Phil has been cooking for the past couple days. They’ll be posting updates and pictures as the weekend goes on.

Here is the invite reminder they sent out to the 10 guests today:

It’s that time. Springtime! There’s a sweetness in the air, the frost is long off the pumpkin, and after a bitter, cold winter Phil Monte and Matthew Miller have emerged bleary-eyed from their caves. And they are hungry.

And what better way to satisfy that hunger than with the Tastes of Spring 2011 Dinner Party!

That’s why it is our pleasure to formally invite you to join us tomorrow, Saturday, April 9, at 6 pm. The amazing, mouth-watering, eye-glazing, soul-stirring menu for Saturday’s dinner includes:

hor d’oeuvres
Goat Cheese Lollipops
Fried Baby Artichoke Hearts with Lemon-Thyme aioli
Ferrari Brut Italian Sparkling Wine NV

first course

Fried Oysters
Red and Green Leaf Lettuce with Balsamic Shallot Vinaigrette
Chaudoux Verdigny Sancerre 2008

second course
Green Eggs and Ham
Indian Asparagus Salad
White Asparagus Soup
Meyer-Fonne Reserve Riesling 2008 Vin D’Alsace
Alsace Trimbach Pinot Gris (2001)

third course
Truffled Potato Gnocchi with Peas and Chanterelles
Cooper Mountain Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir 2008

fourth course
Sous Vide Duck Breast and Duck Confit – Raspberry Sauce
Leek and Brioche Bread Pudding
Truchard Syrah 2007 Carneros
Clos du Mont-Olivet 2007
Fratelli Revello, Vigna Gattera 2001

dessert
Strawberry Mousse Puff with Chocolate Drizzle
Chocolate Raspberry Tart
Chateau Laoupiac Gaudiet 2006
Warres Port LBV 2000
Dow’s LBV Porto 2003

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  • KarlaMCurry

    Wow… that look yummy… and time-consuming… and expensive! Have a grand time!

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