My boss is super awesome, we talk about all sort of things while we work, one of the things he's had in the planning stages for ages was a French small plates meal, we discussed that there should be, and I let him borrow my French Laundry Cookbook for inspiration and last weekend he finaly got around to doing it.
Mushroom, turnip, carrots, and leaks on a bed of pureed potatos and truffle oil.
French onion soup with crostini and Gruyère cheese.
Pasta with parmersan and goat cheese, snow peas, and toasted pine nuts.
Parsley puree with chik'n (vegetarian chicken), on a fried disc of pureed garlic and panko (this was my favorite dish).
Lemon sorbet palate cleanser with lime candy and lime slice. The sorbet was store bought, but the candy was homemade.
Ratatouille (really good, much better then it looks).
Vegetarian Salad Nicoise. My boss is a vegetarian just in case you hadn't guessed that yet.
Cafe n' Rum Chocolate Mousse with orange liqueur whipped cream. My bosses partner made this course it was super rich I couldn't finish, but I really wanted to.
Creme Brulee, my bosses partner also made this in the traditional French way which is a bit runnier then you would normally find, but it was still very good, he used raspberry sugar for the crusts.
80 Proof Brandy (burned going down, and then continued to burn for a long while afterwards).
Cafe O' Lait (well not yet, I haven't added the warm cream or sugar yet).
The whole meal took about 2.5 hours and then we continued chatting until about midnight before I finally went home, it was sooo good, but I'm sure just exhausting for Ahmad and Jason who spent all day making it. I'm glad I got to be there.