Mon & Beth came in and Shari (who lives nearby joined us)
Shari did the appetizers of oysters, scallop ceviche and mussels...all terrific and she also brought a lovely Henriot Champagne 1998! and a very nice Chenin from a California vineyard I didn't know-
Mon brought a wonderful red - a 2012 Cab from Davis Estates
All our guests were extremely generous and left wine as well - a pinot rose and a Chassagne Montrachet- we'll hold those for our next celebration!
here are the photos-
the meal started with a chilled zucchini soup with creme fraiche and cilantro
then we had tenderloin with three side salads - Thai watermelon and radish- sesame sugar snap peas and lentils with tomatoes, mint and feta. I think from the left overs that the favorite was the watermelon and radish salad made with Thai basil and fish sauce and radishes... I thought it quite good.
we finished with Figs and grapes and four cheese - with an Y'quem from 1981... Parmesan - a Comte- a Saint Angel triple cream and Stilton... all in all a really great inauguration of the new deck- which still needs to be power washed and stained but looks to be just right for us!
now back to Canada!