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Another Tapas Dinner Party

We haven’t done a tapas dinner in quite some time, so we thought we’d pull out all the stops for my FBBFFE and hubby Roland. Here is the menu:

Bacon Wrapped Dates (an old favourite; we’ll have these in the kitchen at the island).

We’ll move the living room and enjoy the other courses by the fire.

Shrimp three ways, served in individual small portions: Shrimp Cappuccino Bisque with Garlic Saffron Aioli, Shrimp Mousse with Crème Fraiche, Shrimp Ceviche with Avocado and Coconut. The shrimp worked out very well; good flavours.

Home baked bread and Chorizo sausage with tomato and balsamic reduction; Sizzling Mushroom with Sheep’s Milk Feta; Roasted Golden Beets with Goats Cheese
The three courses above were another home run! Particularly successful were the mushrooms (how can you go wrong with butter and mushrooms?)

Palette cleanser: Cucumber and Mint Granita

Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese – an absolute flop! What a waste of lobster and cheese! Sorry guys.

Chocolate dipped strawberries. Yum!

Molten Chocolate Cakes with Crème Anglais and Raspberries – this one is always a total winner!

I’ll try to link to recipes when I get to my computer, later.

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