Often I dream of nice dinners with my friends, sitting on a lovely decorated table, eating and drinking, laughing and talking the whole night long. In my dreams, the wooden, long table is situated in the garden - or at least with view through the balcony door.
Well, facing the facts: I haven't got a garden, nor a balcony, but only a 20 qm student apartment. I love cooking for my friends, but I think I've never invited them for having a real menu. So this is the first time I choose the food for the whole evening. Wow.
I thought, I dreamt and thought again. And decided to choose things, I really could do here. Here in my room, with 2 cooking plates and about 20 cm workspace. Without the table - because there my guests would sit. So it was important, that I could do most of the work before my friends' arrival. Another point to pay attention to: My fridge isn't thaat big. More than 2 bowls could become difficult.
So here we go:
*Green and red salad with pears and caramelized pecans
* Filet of porc with fine ribbon noodles with a chanterelle-white wine-cream
* Mango creme brulée
* Espresso or cappuccino with self-made chocolate cantuccini
As wine I would choose a wonderful fruity white wine I've forgotten the name.. (I think it was from van volxem), I would have to scrounge some bottles from my father.. ;-)
Music would be decent Katie Melua (no, you wouldn't have to listen to gothic music ;-) ).. ahh, I hope I'll have such an evening in the near future :).
So.. what would you offer your friends,
Ralph from Hungrig in San Francisco and
Petra from Foodfreak?