February 14, 2005



it all came out well!

the chicken kiev was amazing. we fried it for a couple of minutes, then put it into the oven to finish... it was perfectly tender inside and perfectly crunchy outside. the chicken was wrapped around fresh rosemary and lemon butter and the flavor was excellent.

the rice was slightly disappointing... we could hardly taste the apple cider. the toasted walnuts were great, though.

and the hollandaise sauce came out perfectly --which was especially surprising given that neither of us had never used a double boiler before-- and complemented the veggies well (asparagus, parsnips, carrots, brussel sprouts, squash, zucchini).

not pictured is the pumpkin maple creme brulee, which was also fantastic. we still have 6 ramekins of custard with which to perfect our torching technique, though.

also not pictured is the phenomenal mess we made. i think we dirtied every dish in the house.

and yes, we sat down to eat just before 10pm. d'oh.

Posted by xta at February 14, 2005 11:18 PM | TrackBack

In my experience, cooking always takes longer than you expect. (Unless you expect it to take a really long time :) Sounds like your meal turned out great!

Posted by: Sarah at February 15, 2005 09:05 AM

Wow. That is one beautiful dinner!

Posted by: pinky at February 15, 2005 10:40 AM

Looks awesome....I'm so impressed with your culinary skills.

Posted by: lainey at February 15, 2005 10:52 AM
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