We started off with our usual appetizer course of olives, cheese, crackers, and olive tapenade.
|I love my aunt and uncle's slate cheese board that you can write on!|
Since I wasn't able to help out on Friday, my brother stepped up and helped out with the meal preparation and serving. He looks sharp in his chef's jacket!
The kids were running around most of the night but I did talk Matthew into taking a picture with me.
This year my cousin and her family were able to join us. Her daughter, Lydia, had the best striped outfit of the night in my opinion.
Before we knew it it was time for the plating process to start. It's hard to capture action shots, but this is my mom and her two sisters working on the amuse bouche (my mom is in the middle).
We started off with an amuse bouche of gravlax with cucumber and dill. Gravlax is not a French recipe, it's Scandanavian, but Julia Child has a recipe for it. It was delicious!
|Gravlax for the adults, swedish fish for the kids|
I was responsible for the salad course which was a winter salad with home made buttermilk dressing. It had sliced beats and apples on top and was delicious!
The main course was Chicken Provencal, which is chicken cooked in a tomato sauce with olives. It was delicious! Our side dishes were green beans almondine and escoutoun which is a cheesy polenta. Yum!
We took a pretty long break between dinner and dessert which was necessary after all those courses! We capped off the night with Chocolate pot de creme, which is a chocolate custard, and coffee with homemade Bailey's liquor, made by my sister-in-law!
And of course it wouldn't be a Julia Child Night without an end of the night apron photo! The number of people in the photo grows every year!
It was another fun event and we all left with full stomachs and hearts! It was fun to introduce Phil to this tradition and to more of my family as he got to meet more of my aunts, uncles, and cousins!
Seems like in a blink of an eye, we'll be planning Julia Child Night #7!
What was the best thing you ate this weekend?