|Dorie's Caramel-Pecan Custard Tart|
I think my favorite tart was with almonds but its pretty darn good either way! And its very simple to make and your guests will think you are a culinary diva!
Dorie was at the center of the party (where she belongs). I made a variation of Tuna Nicoise Salad and everyone loved it! Instead of tuna I used shrimp and changed the ingredients a bit but kept the potatoes, beans and vinaigrette. It was very good and I meant to get a picture but you know how that goes!
It was a fun evening made even merrier by Cosmopolitans. This recipe makes a pitcher so you can keep the drinks flowing without spending all your time tending bar! For parties I love a cocktail that is delicious but not so strong that the guests are past appreciating the food when it arrives! Yep, that's the way some of my dinner parties have gone.....and that's not all bad either.
|Chirabouga Blue in the front, my new favorite. Its from Bavaria and exquisite! Tomme Brulee on the right. Prima Donna is on the left, a gouda type.|
I had to show you this beautiful cheese course. My sister arranged the platter and we all thought it was gorgeous. Almost too pretty too eat. I said almost.
It was a fun evening and now my sister is back at home in California. I wish her home wasn't so far from mine. We are in Memphis at the moment and then in Dallas (and the Fantastic Mr. B, our grandson) next week. Home? one of these days......
My wonderful cook-mates in this project can be found at French Fridays with Dorie as we cook our way through Dorie Greenspan's Around My French Table.