Last night, my family had dinner with the Laws. It was a Valentine's Day/New Year's dinner with both families together.
Mr. and Mrs. Law hired a chef to come to their house and cook us an authentic French dinner. Ray, the chef, graduated from a prestigious culinary academy located in Ottawa, which has its headquarters based in Paris.
The starting plate was the most delicious of the evening: roasted fresh fig with ...can't remember what it's called, but it's the liver of a goose, I think. It was very yummy. Next was the cream of asparagus soup, which was so tastey! Following that was the seared scallops and cabbage bundle. We took a "break" with a cup of frozen granny smith apples, mixed with white wine. It was lovely. It would make a nice dessert, I think. After that, we finally had our main course of the evening, which was a veal wrap with red pepper and mushrooms at the centre. It looked really nice. The mushrooms and truffle pieces were so fragrant - I LOVE MUSHROOMS AND TRUFFLES. Lastly was the dessert: an orange flavoured controse with fresh fruits. This was very very yummy. I don't like liquor very much, but the orange juice and fresh fruits complimented it very nicely.
This was the most formal French dinner I've ever had. I loved how Ray came to our table and described every dish that he prepared for us. This was truly an experience that I don't think will be repeated for a long time.
Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Law!