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6th Dinner Club Meeting – A Hunting We Will Go!

10-Jan-2005

November 2003

For menu and recipes see:  6th Dinner Club Meeting – A Hunting We Will Go Menu & Recipes

This was another really great meal!  We are really starting to get the hang of this and menus are becoming even more cohesive and complementary than they were for our early meetings.  How fun to see this evolution! 

We started with appetizers by the fire – that was so cozy.  The Pear Brandy Champagne Cocktail was outstanding!  I made it for my family’s Thanksgiving get together and they all loved it, too.  The little cheesecakes were really good and such a perfect little bite-sized finger food – they are made in mini-muffin pans. 

The salad was both refreshing and a little earthy.  R had used fennel, asparagus and mushrooms which was a nice crisp combination of tastes and then it was all drizzled with a dressing including white truffle oil which just brought out the earthy side of it all. 

I am in love with the venison recipe!  It’s easy, foolproof, rich and impressive looking.  What more can you ask for when you are entertaining?  The pilaf was a perfect accompaniment as it echoed the mushroom flavors. 

The mocha custard (topped with espresso beans) ended it all on the perfect note. 

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