Monday, June 22, 2009

Chez Nous

Our French bistro-inspired dinner was magnifique. The sauce tasted pretty close to the ones we had in Paris, the filets were tender and delicious—I didn't get the skillet hot enough to get a nice, crusty sear on the steaks, but I think that was the only hiccup in an otherwise delicious meal.

I'll just link to the recipes I used...I followed everything to the letter for the green peppercorn steak sauce and the clafoutis. For the individual potato gratins, I just sliced Yukon golds thinly with the mandolin, layered them in the buttered dishes, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and then poured a mixture of heavy cream and whole milk over them. Topped with a bit of Gruyere, and baked for 45 minutes. Voila.

Here's a glimpse of our lovely evening...

{our delicious red}

{salade vert with classic vinaigrette}

{nice and rare}

{the guys}

{plum clafoutis}


Marden Family said...

YUM! Looks like married life agrees with you:) Random question but what kind of camera do you have? I have a canon rebel I'm trying to learn and I'm curious what settings you had your camera on for the first few pics??

LytleW said...

Katie, fabulous menu! Any comment on the ripeness of the plums?

Katie Farmand said...

Some were more ripe than others...but since you macerate them, I'd think a tarter, firmer plum would work fine here. The sweeter the better in my opinion, though!