Friday, October 12, 2007

Slow Foods Pot Luck

We hosted a Slow Foods Pot Luck dinner last night at chez Noshstalgia. Being rather far out in the 'burbs, we attracted a small group - just four guests in addition to ourselves. Interestingly each attendee reported this to be their first Slow Foods pot luck and all but one reported this to be their first Slow Foods event of any kind. Lack of experience notwithstanding, everyone brought something delicious.
On offer:
  • Amuse: Polenta Toasts with Local Baby Lamb Bruschetta

  • Soup1: Acorn Squash and Fresh Picked Apple

  • Savory1: Leek, Goat Cheese and Walnut Tart

  • Savory2: Curry-Butter Roasted Cauliflower Crowns

  • Soup 2: Puree of root vegetables

  • Entree1: New Mexico Chile of Pork and Poblano Peppers with home-made tortillas

  • Entree2: Grilled Rib Chops of Local Baby Lamb

  • Dessert: White Chocolate, Challah Bread Pudding with Raspberry Sauce

  • Wine1: La Sauvageonne 2002 Pica Broca, Languedoc

  • Wine2: Willm 2006 Gewurztraminer, Alsace

  • Because we were a small group, we were able to sit down to a regular meal rather than milling and grazing as would have been required were there many more of us. A nice gathering and I encourage any readers to host or attend one of these soon. And if the group is smallish - so much the better.

    1 comment:

    Eileen said...

    It was a beautiful evening. The dinner told stories: of gardens, of farms, of animals, of vineyards, of customs, of cures, of lands near and far, of times now and past. Our kindly hosts-- a lady, two gentlemen, and man's best friend-- were wonderful. I'm very grateful to have had the chance to enjoy this lovely repast and perfect respite. Eileen.