For the past few years, Don has given me, for my birthday, two cooking class dinners at Hester Creek. In a word….do not miss the chance to attend one (or more) of these dinners.
This night, 14 almost strangers (6 were friends) had a funny, enjoyble evening and were sorry when it ended. Jo, our server of great fame, was on hand to help Roger with serving plated courses, serve wine and keep the laughs coming.
Our menu for the night was an Italian theme and had 4 courses.
First course: Seared Sable Fish, Saffron crusted Happy Days Goat Cheese, micro greens (fell in love with these), and tilton-apicot ginger butter
Second Course: Spinach, Pancetta and Ricotta Conchiglioni, Tomato and Basil, Parmigiano Reggiano Crisp
Third Course: Truffle Mushrom Crusted Beef Tenderloin, Wild Mushroom and Roasted Golden Shallot Risotto, local Rainbow Carrots, Cabernet Jus
Fourth Course: Local Honey and Lavendar Panna Cotta, Almond and Orange Biscotti
Whew! All courses were perfectly paired with their wonderful wines and wow I can hardly wait until next year and more birthday dinners.
Roger, Jo, Hester Creek…..thank you for all you do for the City, those who travel from afar to attend and for us….we love it.
Also sorry for the short delay in getting this posted, but my computer had cold or something and took a few days off.