Oh, yeah, you know that when I put my mind to something food-related, it can only be so long before something serous happens.
So I will be taking part in a competitive series of dinner parties (a-la Dinner Party Wars) in the late-summer and fall. I have put a lot of thought into it, and I have decided not to go too far afield in terms of complicated stuff or outlandish preparations. Here is what I have planned for the menu at this point:
Parmesan crisp cups with heirloom tomato & basil bruschetta
Truffled Macaroni & Cheese with 6 year old Balderson
French Laundry Caesar Salad
Julia Child's French Onion Soup
Asparagus stuffed chicken breast in Holandaise on a bed of truffled mashed Yukon Gold potatoes
A trio of chocolate Truffles
I will be serving a tablespoon or so of a different sorbet between each course.
Also, yes, I know it seems like a lot of food. The portions will be small.
What I like about this menu is that so much of it can actually be done ahead. Like, most of it.