A Few of My Favorite Things...

What do family, the cabin, and The French Laundry have in common? Well, the three collided together in celebration of my birthday last Sunday where my loved ones, with the help of acute knowledge and Thomas Keller's new cookbook, served a meal that not even I could alter, negotiate, or transform because frankly everything was perfect; a meal that's literal translation proved that my loved ones truly listen to, absolutely know, and love all that is ME. Thank you for making my birthday such a memorable one. I love and thank you more than words or my stomach could ever say.

The Dish:

Inspired by one of our staples at Lovely Hula Hands, E created this crostini featuring garlic-romano bread, roasted garlic, double-cream brie and avocado with a balsamic reduction

A chilled puree of sweet petite pea soup with white truffle oil and Parmesan crisps

Oven roasted asparagus and wild Oregon morels with goat cheese mousse

Grilled cheddar and caved-aged Gruyere with caramelized onions and white truffle oil

Strawberry cream sorbet shortcakes with sweetened creme fraiche

Homemade baked doughnuts dusted with cinnamon & sugar, topped with Sauvie Island marionberry jam (made by our lovely and thoughtful friends Tim & Lindsey)
Sipping On:
Sapphire & tonics w/ extra lime and Cakebread sauvignon blanc


Tim D. Roth said...

It's a unique form of torture taking all these amazing pictures of perfectly delicious food, tantalizing and unreachable by most (okay, myself mainly) at the moment. Let's just say that I am chomping at the bit for your cafe to be churning out your scrumptious fare.

On a side note, Lindsey and I journeyed back from San Diego in the evening yesterday, realized we were both somewhat famished, and promptly proceeded to Pok Pok. We were quite impressed. We sat in the Whiskey Soda Lounge and ordered the Muu Sateh and a spicy fruit salad with the longest name on the menu and two sides of coconut rice, as well as two different kinds of Thai iced tea. I honestly didn't feel underwhelmed by any of the items. I was pretty impressed with the friendliness of the staff and the general atmosphere and the quality of the food, especially for how reasonably priced their dishes are and the fact they got restaurant of the year. Anyway, I'll stop rambling.

P.S. We're still treating you to Sweet Basil soon if you're still down...

Unknown said...

Sweet Basil? You're on!