On Friday evening the hubby and I had two other couples over for a dinner party. I spent the day prepping and baking, and getting ready for an evening full of good eats and good company.
We started the evening off nibbling some mushroom crostini (unpictured) and goat cheese tarts.
Next we tasted beet and goat cheese cream puffs, with a bit of arugula blended in.
For the next course we savoured camembert tarts with bacon.
Camembert Tarts with Bacon
1 sheet puff pastry
1 onion, thinly sliced and caramelized
Camembert cheese, cubed
10-12 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
3/4 cup whipping cream
Pre-heat oven to 350. Grease 8 tart forms and line each with a layer of puff pastry. Spoon the onion and bacon evenly into the tarts. Cover with cheese. Mix eggs with cream and pepper and pour over. Bake for 25-30 minutes - until puffy and golden.
We grazed on a butternut squash salad. Adapted from the recipe here.
We slurped curried lentil soup. Find the recipe here.
We dined on crown pork with apple sauce, and mushroom risotto. The hubby rubbed the crown pork with a rub I was got in my FoodBuzz Festival swag bag. The mushroom risotto recipe is here.
Finally, we indulged. There were many desserts including a selection from the goodies I made the day before, a chocolate vanilla bean pear crisp that I came up with a while ago, and Angela's pumpkin gingerbread with spiced buttercream (which is SO insanely good).
I also pulled out a treat that I brought home from San Fransisco, and I made all my friends try it.
They were hesitant at first, but they loved it. How could they not?
|Mo's Bacon Bar (Basically chocolate with sea salt and bacon in it) - That's how I roll ...|
Bacon + Chocolate = Hot Steamy Love.
Do you want to know what else goes great with chocolate?
I also bought this in San Fransisco:
I enjoyed it on my oatmeal on Saturday morning.
Both of these products are things I had been dying to try, and they were well worth the wait.
Are there any foodie item(s) you are dying to try, but haven't because you can't buy them where you live etc.? What are they?