Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wining and dining with Julia

Tonight I’m hosting my dinner group. We are cooking the following menu from Julia Child’s Menu Cookbook:

Artichoke Scoops Garnished with Shellfish
Roasted Rack of Lamb
Buttered New Carrots
Tomatoes Moussakaise
Gratin of Potatoes a la Savoyarde
Fresh Strawberries and Hazelnut Cornucopias

It would be a tremendous amount of work if I were making all of the dishes, but the host only makes the main course. And fortunately, racks of lamb come trimmed and frenched these days so I don’t even have to do the hard part of the recipe.

I wanted to buy some French wine for the meal, but the selection was very limited. I bought a couple of bottles of an inexpensive French white that I like -- Augey White Bordeaux – and a couple of bottles of Castle Rock Pinot Noir. Hopefully Julia would approve.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

ooh, how did the dinner go? I've never like lamb but the rest of the meal sounds wonderful. I need a cooking club!