Last weekend I had both sets of parents in the house and naturally I had to impress the in-laws a little. I love the desert “Crèpes Suzettes” to death and I hadn’t made them in a while, so I spend Saturday practicing the famous desert again.
Last week, old friends wanted to visit Den Haag and have dinner at my place with 2 others. So I set out to create a great 3 course dinner for them. They liked lamb and fish. So I made an Italian minestrone from scratch. Slow cooked lamb shoulder, root celery with chestnuts puree, tomato salad and caramelized onions in red wine. Dessert was a fondant au chocolate with whipped cream and granaat appel.
Pictures from last night’s ChrisTonite. The highlight was that the wines I had picked matched very well with the courses, so the year at the academy paid off. The Riesling and the beet salad with tarragon mayonnaise were an awesome match! The white Bergerac wine suited the mackerel terrine perfectly. Sadly, the terrine itself failed to harden completely, so it was more like a mousse than a terrine. Oh well, live and learn. The Gamay from the Savoie in France went very well with the lamb roast and the herbal salsa complemented the wine whereas the duxecelles suited the sweetness of the lamb roast.