Ah, cooking. One of my most ardent passions. In a moment of inspired boredom during my day acting out my office gnome responsibilities recently, I jotted down five three-course menus that I think are worth a mention to you all. For the ones I haven’t cooked, recipes will be forthcoming as soon as I do.
Pancetta-wrapped dates with a balsamic vinegar drizzle
Palette de porc a la biere (pork shoulder braised in beer with a bread crumb/Dijon mustard crust)
Vanilla crepes with strawberry filling
Salade Lyonnaise with lardons (basically thick center-cut bacon)
Coq au Vin with wild mushroom couscous
Chocolate mille crepes (crepe cake with chocolate cream filling)
Apple tart with cognac
Heirloom cherry tomato salad with basil
Perch buerre blanc
Brussels sprouts with duck confit and a honey mustard vinaigrette
Braised lamb shoulder with rosemary and roasted root vegetables
Chocolate lava cakes
YUM! Food is a beautiful, wonderful thing.