Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Cooking Class Chez Chris

A few weeks ago my friend Chris organized a fantastic cooking class with a French chef. The menu was to include terrine of foie gras, hanger steak with red wine shallot sauce, aligot (mashed potatoes with cheese and butter), and steamed, blanced asparagus and for dessert a simple apple tart.

Needless to say it was a wonderful evening with some great wines, fantastic food and wonderful folks. Since we had a huge lobe of foie gras, Chef decided to only use one half for the terrine, and as a bonus he taught us how to sear it in a pan (leave the windows open, turn off the smoke detector!). What a great night!

The pictures can be found HERE (just click on the picture of the foie gras).

If anything, an evening like this serves to remind us of how precious friends and family can be. If we don't take the time out to really sit down, enjoy each others' company, we run the risk of taking everyone and everything around us for granted. Life is too short and precarious for that.

I am keeping this post short but will add more soon. Of that I promise...


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