Friday, December 25, 2009

The 12 Days of Gorging

Tonight we had our second annual Christmas Eve dinner by T.J. He's a fantastically wonderful human and an extremely dedicated cook.

He started with an insanely rich shrimp bisque. It was puréed, but a grainy texture remained, so satisfying and tactile. Served with a dollop of sour cream, it was perfection. And he made Beef Wellington. All the layers, wrapped in perfectly baked pastry, served with green peppercorn sauce and a salad of bitter greens with honey vinaigrette. Chocolate bundt cake for dessert. With peppermint bark pieces scattered over a ganache icing. Whaa?!

Seriously. It was magic.

And it's officially Christmas, so how 'bout that. Have a lovely day with the ones you love.


  1. It looks absolutely terrific. Happy Holidays, Jason!

  2. Merry Christmas Jason & family!
    Michelle Goguen

  3. Awesome. Awesome. That cake? Also awesome.

  4. That cake is perfect - you can never go wrong with chocolate and mint. Must add it to my repertoire.