Sunday, November 23, 2008

Market Table Dinner Social

Marinated Market Vegetables

Tonight I made the dinner party menu given on Eric Ripert's blog...Avec Eric. It was an excellent meal.
I cut down the recipes to serve four instead of 8. I elected not to make the soup this time. It was light and easy and perfect for a Saturday night for eating and laughing and having a few lovely glasses of wine.
It was a great night....
Caramelized Onion and Olive Croustade
I decided to make individual croustades inside of larger ones. I cut my puff pastry with a 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter...

Endive Spears with Blue Cheese and Duck Prosciutto
I used Prosciutto de Parma for duck prosciutto to be found today!
These were really light and delicious...

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Fingerling Potatoes and Marinated Market Vegetables

I had all of the vegetables on hand that were called for in the recipe. The only baby veggies I had were beets. This recipe is very easily adapted to what you have on hand. The mustard vinaigrette on the vegetables was fabulous. I could not get fingerling potatoes today, so I used red potatoes cut into wedges.

Maple Roasted Pears with Bourbon Chocolate Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream

This pear was was all I could do to get the picture and be able to eat it before my ice cream melted!

I can not wait to try his next menu...which will be posted on December 1st....It is a cocktail party!


  1. Linda, this looks like it was a fun meal to make. I love the picture of the vegetables!

  2. Thanks you sweetiegirl!
    L xoxoxoxox

  3. Thanks was such a wonderful dinner....and easy!
    We really loved it!
    L xoxoxox

  4. Jazzygirl, next time you are going to do this, please let us know the date and we will drop down to North Jersey to visit at that time :) Great job!

  5. can stop by anytime!
    I would be honored to cook this dinner for you!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!
    L :*

  6. Linda ~ What a FEAST! Everything looks delicious.

    Why would your boys ever want to leave home?! I sure wouldn't! :)

    Your photos are sublime, magazine and coffee table book quality. Yum. xo~m.