M's Cooking Diary

Musing about food, wine and cooking.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Last Friday Dinner

Last Friday dinner was a success.

I, of course, completely forgot to take pictures. Next time I’ll put it on top of my prep list. Too bad, because some of those courses were very beautiful.

First course, first almost disaster. It was the was the “Poached Quail Eggs on Hollandaise”

I had prepared the gastrite and clarified the butter beforehand and just needed to beat an egg yolk and add the butter.

My guest are in the living room, one of my friend is serving the drinks and I put the egg yolk in the a metallic bowl with the already reduced gastrite, set the bowl on a pan with water approaching boiling, take my eyes of it for a few seconds. When I look at it next, the water is boiling furiously and my yolk is hard cooked.

Nothing to do but to mince another shallot etc…

Another near miss was the green bean salad. I hade prepared the tomato tartar from about a dozen tomato. That was not enough.

So I had to make my plate without it.

The rabbit saddle was difficult to cut in nice slice but it was very flavorful and went very well with the “Quenelles de Patate Bleues aux Noisettes” which were, themselves, quite good and visually striking.

I never found the wine I planned to serve at first. I’m sure I did not drink it so it must be under some of those wooden boxes in my cellar. In any case, as an aperitif I served a Sherry Manzanilla, “La Guita”.

The first wine was may last bottle of Viña Mein 1999, an Albariño from the Ribeira del Duero. A golden color and richness on the nose and in the mouth.

The 2nd wine was a Gevry-Chambertin Antonin Rodet, 1999 that I had bought in Paris in 2002 before the € made the act of shopping for wine in Europe such a frustrating experience. I drank my first bottle in 2003, the tannins were still a bit harsh but now they had melted and the wine was a great Pinot Noir event.

With the cheese course and desert, I decanted a bottle of the excellent Quinta do Noval, Noval Unfiltered LBV 1998. Unfortunately by that time, I could not take tasting not but believe me when I say this is a very good LBV.

In spite of the small mistake or maybe because of them, the dinner was great fun. The food is important, but more important still is to have good friend around the table. We must have bite in the first amuse-gueule around 8:15. By the time anybody looked at his watch, it was 1:30.

Here’s my prep list as I stuck it top the fridge. It is in a kind of frenglish shorthand:

J and V mean Jeudi and Vendredi (Thursday and Friday) meaning the day I planned to make the item.

Service

Mise en Place

Assemblage

Capellini alle vongole

V

Cuire palourdes

Cuire cappelini

V

Sauce orange/vin/jus

Rechauffer palourde au beure monte

V

Ciboulette

Monter la sauce au beurre

V

Capre

Rechauffer pates dans la sauce avec ciboulette

V

Copeaux de parmesan

Monte avec capre/parmesan

V

Beurre monte

Bacon and egg

V

Pocher oeufs

Melanger crème et hollandaise

V

Crème fouettee

Rechauffer les oeufs

V

Hollandaise

Monter sur cuilleres

V

Brunoise carrote/tomates/celeri/prosciutto

Potage de pois

V

Blanchir pois

Servir en tasse avec huile de truffe et chip

V

Blanchir menthe

V

Mixer

V

Passer au chinois

J

X

Chip

Feuillete de saumon

J

X

Faire feuilles de filo

Monter gravlax/crème/feuille

J

X

Gravlax

Coulis dans l'assiette

J

X

Laver gravlax

J

X

crème sure a l'aneth

V

Blanchir feuilles de betterave

J

Coulis de betterave

Salade d'haricote vert

J

X

Confit de tomate

Monter

J

X

Huile de ciboulette

Tomate

V

Passer l'huile

Huile

V

Blanchir haricots

Huile

V

Couper haricots

Haricot

V

Vinagrette /crème

Laitue

V

Nicoise verte pale

Balsamique

J

X

Tartare de tomate

Rable de lapin

V

Farces

Monter la sauce

V

Preparer rable

Monter la puree

V

Cuire

V

Pomme de terre

V

Griller noisette

Brebis et salade de carotte

J

Epices

Coulis

J

Coulis de raisin

Salade

V

Salade de carotte

Fromage

V

Couper fromage

Coriandre

V

Reduction de jus de carrotte

V

Feuille coriandre

Panna cotta

J

Panna cotta

Servir

J

X

Couli de mangue

V

Garnir







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