Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Hunt was On

On Saturday night I had 3 friends over for a 'Wine Scavenger Hunt'. For The Hunt, each person was assigned a course of a set menu - I did the cooking and the assigned person paired it with a complimentary wine. For a group of competitive and wine-loving foodies, this added a little extra fun to our ladies night.

Over the next 3 days, I will post pictures of each course and the wines we enjoyed them with. In the meantime, enjoy these 'prep porn' pictures.

Course 1: Cheese Course, paired by the 'Armenian Princess'
Pecorino Gran Cru, Sottocenere with Truffle, Bucheron and Brie de Meaux -accompanied with: orange fig spread, dried apricots, candies pecans, honey with pine nuts, freshly baked bread and rosemary crackers

Dalmatia Orange Fig Spread

Pine nuts

Course 2: Salad Course, paired by the 'Zumba Yogi'
Salad of blood orange, endive, fennel and mint with a blood orange coriander vinaigrette

Blood Orange Cross-Section

Blood Orange Sections

Course 3: Entree, paired by the 'Passionate Salter'
Coq au vin with roasted potatoes and blanched asparagus

Diced Bacon, Chopped Garlic and Fresh Herbs

Cipollini Onions and Mushrooms

Marinated Chicken and Vegetables

Course 4: Dessert, paired by 'Charlestown Culinary'
Valrhona chocolate ebelskivers with raspberry chambord sauce and freshly whipped cream

Chopped Valrhona Chocolate

Frozen Raspberries

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