There was a fabulous assortment of guests which consisted of 4 married couples.
Set the stage...
An office manager, gourmet cook as the hostess her husband who semi retired from his job in roofing and construction.
Retired former Opera manager whose parents were leading Canadian Operatic singers who grew up in Paris as her parents sang with the Paris Opera and her husband a finishing carpenter/boat builder who hails from Kent.
The hostess's sister, a director for the Canadian Cancer Society and her husband who owns and runs a local construction and millwork company. I went to school with this couple eons ago!
Mr. HB and myself.
Julie's Valentine's table set in red with orchids and hearts.
Glasses waiting for
Prosecco, Pinot Noir, and more.
We were served a different wine with each course!
The meal was "over the top" and consisted of 5 courses...
We started with
seared scallops over avocado cream with jalapeno vinaigrette and orange supremes.
Salad bouquet in a crispy filo vase roast beet and herbed chevre terrine with pistachio vinaigrette.
Fresh pasta ravioli with herbed ricotta tossed in butter parmesan with a roasted tomato.
Roast tenderloin over truffle mashed potatoes with roast vegetables and bordelaisse demi glace.
Chocolate hearts filled with raspberry mousse fresh raspberries and coulis.
The food was above and beyond...
beautiful to look at and it tasted amazing.
We sat down to dinner around 7:30 and got up from the table around midnight.
The courses were paced comfortably
with time in between
to allow the hostess to clear the plates and arrange the next course
interspersed with animated conversations
we were very happy and sated guests by the time we departed.
Julie has a passion for food and a talent for cooking. It's a hobby that she loves and she is now doing some catering.
She has catered weddings and birthdays and is looking for more business.
If you live in town and want her number please email me privately and I'll send you her number!
I am hoping that she is still in business when I turn 60
when I plan to have a splashy event.
Thank you very much Julie!
When you come here for dinner
it will be much simpler fare
but I will make an effort to impress your taste buds!
Happy Valentine's Day!