Monday, February 14, 2005

Dinner with the Laws

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!


chasezgranger said...

How do you eat so much food! After the first course, I'd be on the floor sleeping.

PheonixSong said... was very little. The piece of goose liver was only the size of two quarters, and the fig was ...well, large for a fig, but still small.

Everything was rather small in portion, but there were so many courses that it was very very filling before the main course even arrived.

littlesunmoon said...

Sounds like a lovely dinner. Ahahah, French food is always so wonderful!