On Tuesday, November 24th a week of feasting began. My sister arrived in San Francisco at 5:00 from her first semester away at college in Portland, OR. Before driving through the Grapevine, home to Los Angeles the next day for Thanksgiving, we thought we ought to celebrate her arrival and the arrival of a short break! Sponsored by Foodbuzz’s famous 24, 24, 24, food blog event we put on an incredible dinner for the three of us (incredible, especially after a day’s work). Julia, my sister, is going to art school to study photography, so naturally we had her take all of the pictures. Enjoy!
Terres Secrètes Crémant de Bourgogne, Blanc de Noirs
Potato Gnocchi with a shallot cream sauce, crispy chanterelles, and a drip of white truffle oil
The last fresh and wild Alaskan Halibut of the season fresh from the Vagabond Queen fishing boat (purchased at Fish. in Sausalito), on top of a bed of Organic French Green Lentils, with watermelon radish, microgreen salad, and a splatter of molasses.
Nutmeg panna cotta with fresh Hachiya Persimmon
Making the Panna Cotta, sporting foodbuzz gear
Adding some Crémant de Bourgogne to the sauce
Gnocchi with chanterelles
Halibut in the pan
Halibut on the plate
Panna Cotta with Persimmon (and a ginger snap cookie)
Then, down in Los Angeles two days later (after having crossed through the Grapevine), we enjoyed an amazing Thanksgiving dinner with our family.
163 miles to Los Angeles . . . almost there . . . and hungry!
Removing the stuffing and carving the turkey
2006 Domaine Guffens - Heynen, Pouilly-Fuissé “1er Jus des Hauts de Vignes”
1978 Royal Oporto
Homemade apple, pecan, and two pumpkin pies!
Snow on the grapevine during our drive back up north.
Thank you foodbuzz!