our Saturday night at George Trois and Sunday night at the home of friends followed on the heels of our Friday night Marbella dinner...
I am going to start with the latest meal first- we went to Kevin and Shari's last night and met John & Stephanie there-
We all were brought things from the book Samarkand written by Caroline Eden, the woman I traveled with in Uzbekistan last year... the bulk of the work was done by Kevin with the appetizer of samsas from me and the dessert from John & Stephanie...
Here is what we had- the samsa
a carrot Koryosam salad
suzma (a fermented cheese) with dill
Shari's challah bread (not in the book but an excellent fit!)
a tomato and cucumber salad with a seasoned flat bread
rice pilaf and beef and chickpea stew (which had a more complex name in the book) which was fabulous!
a special omelet from the Bukharan Mountain Jews-
Pomegranate and vodka sorbet
and the amazing Ruins of a Russian Count's Castle for dessert!
a wonderful send off to our months in the south with excellent people who also double as great chefs!
the night before we had another fabulous meal at George Trois -
here is the menu and the photos follow along course by course---
a terrific meal of very high end ingredients and opulent preparations!
and the night before that was at Cafe Marbella- where we have been many times and love the food- not too many photos form that meal (falling down on the job I guess LOL)
bacon avocado salad - the the shrimp ala p[lancha and then the albondigas- we had a couple of other things too that never made it to photos- the grilled octopus and fried calamari and ??? this is why we take photos! LOL
so now we are up to today and can move along to tonight's meal and a few more for this week - which include Phil's birthday dinner at Oriole with Lee & Nick and Todd & Evelyn and also the 30th anniversary of my former employing company OMSNIC... (and yes that would be me in the list of "honored guests" LOL- I have gotten THAT OLD!!!!!) I do take some consolation in being both the only female and the only non DDS/DMD/MD