I’m still recovering from our food group (CPG) meeting last night. The theme was a midsummer feast (not quite on the midsummer but I’ll let it go) consisting of 10 courses, and by the end of the meal at about 11ish I was ready to curl up and die, happily that is, as I had just eaten my own body weight in delicious and varied foods.
- We started the meal with an appetizer of lumpia, a Filipino dish resembling a deep fried spring roll filled with green onion and cottage cheese.
- The next course was a pesto pasta…
- …followed by a green salad with homemade Cesar dressing and croutons.
- After that we ate my dish, which although containing seafood (which is traditionally course 7) was placed near the salad as it consisted more of cold salad elements than traditional seafood. It was a shrimp salad with cucumber, tomatoes, cilantro, and crumbled paneer with a lime sauce.
- Poultry course was a roasted chicken which was quite tasty, I’d almost forgotten how amazing roasted chicken skin is, after years of vegetarianism my mouth still waters at the smell and stomach rumbles at the sight of the tasty fowl.
- Soup course was vichyssoise, a leek and potato soup served cold, very cream, very delicious.
- Next was the “Meat and Mushrooms” course, no meat here though but a wonderful, albeit unorthodox, mushroom pot pie with a substitution of cheese topping for the filo crust as the dough was left forgotten in the freezer. The wonderful melange of potatoes, mushrooms, and butter slowly cooked in a crock-pot left me wanting more but my stomach told me “Hell no fatty.” Thank you stomach.
- Palate cleanser course was a blueberry sorbet, very simple with only three ingredients: blueberries, lemon juice, and simple syrup, the resulting product was a cold and sweet delight for my palette.
- Next was the cheese course with a nice dill Havarti, sharp cheddar, and blue cheese Camembert love child who’s name escapes me but who’s flavor shall ever remain in my memory as that moldy shit I hate.
- The last course was dessert, a lovely lemon cake with whipped topping and candied lemons. As my palate responds more to sour/tart flavors than to sweet ones I’ve always had a great love for lemon-based desserts, my favorites being lemon bars and lemon cake. There was that great moment of excitement when I heard that lemon cake was going to be served, and it didn’t disappoint. I was as satisfied as a guillotine salesman during the French revolution, yes, that satisfied.
Ta-ta for now,
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