Thursday, December 5, 2013

Our Gourmet Thanksgiving

Call me gluttonous, but I may just be coming out of the food coma from last week's Thanksgiving feast.  We were unable to make it back home to Virginia this year, so we splurged with friends by making a fancy ten course dinner for four.  It was awesome!  Each course was paired with a drink, so we went slow.  In fact, it took us six hours to eat.  We took breaks for conversation, more cooking, and one of us (read: me) may have had a little nap!  If you're into doing something non-traditional for the holidays, I highly recommend this format.  Perfect for a Friendsmas!

french onion soup appetizer
{Amuse bouche: deconstructed french onion soup}

{Salad: roasted butternut squash with warm cider vinaigrette}

{Soup: Mushroom with truffle oil}

{Pasta: sweet potato gnocchi with sage brown butter sauce}

{Seafood: seared scallops with oyster stuffing}

{Entree: roasted turkey, goat cheese mashed potatoes, cider gravy, and cranberry sauce two ways}

{Entree: braised short ribs, creamy polenta, and roasted vegetables}

{Selection of cheeses served with honey and dried apricots}

{Bruleed pumpkin pie served with bourbon whipped cream}

 {Chocolate molten cake with beet syrup and ice cream}

Tomorrow I'll share the drinks we chose for each course!  I'll share recipes if anyone is interested.  This post was just getting really long!


  1. Oh wow!!!!! A 10 course meal? Everything looks beautiful though, it's all presented really well =)

    Corinne x

  2. whoa. this looks AMAZING. you had me at deconstructed french onion soup. :)
    ps thanks for linking up with Treat Yo Self!

  3. For all that is good in this world Lord have mercy this is the prettiest thing I've ever seen!

    Kallie @ But First, Coffee


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