Thanksgiving in Paris was another great success on all levels. We had 26 for dinner, and such a great, dynamic mix of people that made for a really fun night. (The last of our guests left at 3:30am). Finding a good balance of people for a party can be tricky….we blended family, friends, kids, french, american, rwandan…..
Since the holiday has come and gone, i’ll spare you the blow by blow cooking recount, as i didn’t document each step, i was having too much fun…buti will share a few photos of the house which looked smashing….followed by the menu.
an arrangement of beautiful fresh mistletoe clipped that morning at the Château de Versailles!
gin and tonics…..
larry chilling out…
la dinde …
cocktails; roasted chickpeas with curry and cumin, roasted pumpkin seeds, maple glazed almonds, cheddar and walnut tartines, crudités with roquefort dip.
dinner; herb roast turkey with rich pan sauce, challah stuffing with figs, apricots, raisins, onions and fresh sage, mashed rutabega, brussel sprouts, maple roasted sweet potatoes, fresh cranberry walnut relish, cranberry tangerine sauce with porto.
dessert; ginerbread cheesecake, pecan pie, saffron and walnut cake with apricot fig compote, fresh pears, muscat grapes and walnuts from périgord.