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Old 03-21-2005, 04:42 AM   #11
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Trish, you and Paul get to have such a great Easter with the Greek side of the family. Someday I will do it again. I don't know for sure what we are doing yet. My Mom wants us to come and visit her, my in-laws want us to come and visit them, and even though my Dad has passed away now, his girlfriend wants us there (ain't happening!). I'll get it figured out in the next few days. Looks like a lot of great meals happening on Easter Sunday. :-)
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Old 03-21-2005, 04:44 AM   #12
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The menu that we'll be serving is as follows. Price per person is $85, $110 paired with wines by the glass:

First Taste

Choice of:

Deconstructed California Roll
Chilled Dungess Crab with Tobiko-Wasabi Aioli,
Avocado "Tartare", Pickled Cucumber with Sesame,
Pea Shoots with Soy-Citrus Vinaigrette

or

Soy-Sake Steamed Veal Cheek and
Pan Seared Foie Gras
Ginger-Soy Broth, Vine Ripened Tomato Concasse,
Truffled Micro Greens


Second Taste

Choice of:

Roasted Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Soup
Green Apple and Goat Cheese Ravioli,
Chive Creme Fraiche

or

Poached White Asparagus and Rocket Salad
Shaved Manchego Cheese, Tear Drop Tomatoes,
Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Main Course

Choice of:

Butter Poached Maine Lobster
Soybean and Scallion Risotto, Hearts of Palm Salad,
Yuzu-Shiso Beurre Blanc

or

Grilled Ginger and Hoisin Glazed Rack of Lamb
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Rapini and Cipollini Onions,
Shiitake-Lamb Jus

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Grilled Pancetta Wrapped Filet Mignon
Chive and Roasted Garlic Potatoes, Spring Vegetable Gratin,
Morel-Truffle Demi Glace

Dessert

Spring Trio Sampler
Raspberry-Chocolate Souffle, Roasted Rhubarb and
Strawberry Bread Pudding, Blackberry Sorbet
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:29 AM   #13
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Absolutely fantastic looking menu, I made my choices. Now to get there, hmm. :-)
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Old 03-21-2005, 08:58 AM   #14
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We will be having a beautiful ham,garlic mashed potatoes and gravy,rutabeggies smothered in butter,fresh baked rolls,wild rice in mushroom sauce,pickled beets, coleslaw for our salad. I love cooking big meals, I just wish someone was coming over to help us eat it all.
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:28 AM   #15
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We are going to friends' this year. He is doing a ham on the grill, there will be a spinach souffle ( my contribution) "fried" carrots, potatoes au gratin (from scratch) mac and cheese (there will be children there) and assorted other sides, I imagine. Six couples will be bringing food, so it will be a feast. Oh, yes, the best pie maker in the state is bringing 3 pies. Can't wait.
Happy Easter, Everyone.
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:40 AM   #16
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Lamb if it looks good, ham if it doesn't. Asparagus wrapped in proscuitto. Herbed potatoes. Cherry cheesecake.
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Old 03-21-2005, 10:42 AM   #17
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I know what I'd planned for Easter, but won't be fixing (a friend will be cooking and I'm not sure yet) -- a lamb loin, thin sliced root veggies (slice regular white, yukon gold, and sweet potatoes, toss in olive oil and garlic seasoning, maybe some thin sliced onion, arrange in a thin layer and bake at high heat for a short time, until almost crisp), a European cuke salad, lots of great wine. I'll tune in in a couple of days to tell you what I'm really eating and making. My family tradition was always ham (we're originally French Canadian), my husband's (Slovak/SLovene) was lamb. I tend to go with lamb because I love it so much.
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Old 03-21-2005, 10:58 AM   #18
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As far as I know right now. A spiced ham. Not sure what else we'll have with it. Probably have to make a new dessert.

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Trish, you and Paul get to have such a great Easter with the Greek side of the family. Someday I will do it again. I don't know for sure what we are doing yet. My Mom wants us to come and visit her, my in-laws want us to come and visit them, and even though my Dad has passed away now, his girlfriend wants us there (ain't happening!). I'll get it figured out in the next few days. Looks like a lot of great meals happening on Easter Sunday. :-)

Some day.. Paul and I will invite you and the girls down for our Greek Easter LeeAnn. This year mom is tired and just wants family. But, some day!!!! You'll be there too.
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I'm making brandied rabbit in mustard sauce, scalloped potatoes, and steamed green beans, freshly picked.

Strawberries are coming in like crazy and the fruit stands are practally giving them away, so I will make my famous chocolate chocolate chip strawberry shortcake! I've been thinking about adding a new dimension to the cake by half-filling the center indentation with strawberry ice cream before putting the fresh strawberries and whipped cream on it. I remember a very long time ago that Howard Johnsons used to have a strawberry ice cream shortcake that was to DIE for!
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