Monday, March 8, 2010

Oscar party nibblies

Hello, long neglected blog. I've been busy with spice kits and other creative endeavors.

Here are some quick shots of food served at my annual Oscar party last night. I didn't have time to shoot everything but it will give you an idea of the offerings. The theme was French food, inspired by the movie Julie & Julia.

Yes, I wore pearls.

Le menu

- port poached figs with rosemary black pepper chevre and walnuts on puff pastry crackers (first photo)
- tartines with black olive tartinade and crushed pistachios (second photo)
- tartines with diced hass avodcado, balsamic caviar and smoked paprika (third photo)
- ricotta and sultana stuffed crêpes with a pear, ginger and lime sauce
- du puy lentil salad spoons with steamed haricots verts and turmeric shrimp
- mixed greens with fresh dill and a walnut vinaigrette
- chocolate cream cake (a Julia Child recipe)