Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Beer Dinner

Lee wanted to throw a beer dinner instead of a Holiday Party because he thought it would be easier.

Nope, not at all.

It was pretty tasty however.

First the menu:
In advance, I apologize if the photos start getting blurry... I was starting to get a little tipsy as the night went on...

First Course: Guava, Grapefruit, Mango and Arugala salad. Alongside was served seafood and avacado crostini.

Lee served 3 beers which I won't even try to describe:
I mean look at all the glasses...

Second Course: Mushroom Risotto with shaved black truffle

Third course: Braised short ribs with blue-corn grits
Bad photo, so sorry...

Final Course: Sticky Toffee Pudding, served with 3 stout beers

I have to say, this was my favorite part of the meal. I made the pudding and Katie made the topping and holy crap it was sinful.

Exhaustion the next day was worth it. We had a small group but it was a fun one.

Now to prepare for the Family Christmas Party - imagine a whole room full of people exactly like my husband.
I hope there is lots of wine...



Em S said...

A beer dinner sounds very delightful, I'm sure the hard work was definitely worth it!

Anonymous said...

The food looks amazing! My hubby has such sophisticated taste now when it comes to beer. This sounds right up his alley, I might have to put this on a to do list for next year!!

Anonymous said...

I had an arugula salad for lunch today. No beer, though. :o(