Sunday, November 30, 2014

Scene From a Feast


I asked Mr. Husband to bring back either orange or purple candles; or both—which is what he did, so used them in mismatched pairs, echoing the maple-glazed carrots and purple-red beets. Why be so damn predictable, I thought, while putting out old paperweights next to a small ice bucket with purple tulips, then cutting a pomegranate in half and stuffing it into the golden bird's cavity? Why indeed. The collision of color, crystal and spheres made me smile as did the chutney—a first for this year from the November issue of bon appétit. Savory and utterly scrumptious. 

The Menu










Mincemeat Pie with Maple-Whipped Cream

Vin

Hermann J. Wiener Dry Riesling from Finger Lakes, New York and Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup Cuvée Saint Agnés from Southern France

4 comments:

  1. delicious! so sad we missed Thanksgiving although oddly enough tons of restaurants in Paris were offering 'thanksgiving dinner'. It felt strange so we didn't go to one..... must make a bird for Christmas!

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    1. Thank you for your comment, ArchitectD. Sorry you missed Thanksgiving, but what a wonderful place to be! (We were there in May.) If you make a bird for Christmas, I can highly recommend Pépin's recipe. I am never going back to stuffing or brining a turkey! You really taste the bird, and the gravy is delicious.

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  2. your fireplace & books are exactly how I picture my next living room - lovely!

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Lily. The mantel and bookcases make the room, that's for sure.

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