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MEANCHEF's picture

Shoechick and friend added to the list for Saturday only.


Dinner reservations made at Palace Kitchen at 6:30 on Thurday for the 7 early comers.


Saturday dinner:
accomodations made for the one vegetarian (lucky he eats seafood).
Dinner will be $95.00 for the drinkers and $65.00 for the nondrinkers.  Price does not include tax and gratuity.


Further updates as needed


 

PeterDurand's picture

(post #56654, reply #157 of 174)

Hello EGP,

Would love to visit on Sunday. Sandra and I are leaving SEA on Monday to come home so it will be back to the hotel Sunday night. It looks like another one or two folks also would like to come. We will have to arrange time, cars and so on. Could you email me your phone number so we can confirm when plans are solid regarding times? pldurand@shaw.ca

Cheers,

Peter

KarenP's picture

(post #56654, reply #69 of 174)

HHEELLLOOOO....this worked in a movie many years ago, it is still popular today..you may be on to something here!!

Wolvie's picture

(post #56654, reply #72 of 174)

you ordered haggis?? American version?? You have to eat yours first, then I'll think about it. Not long, maybe 5 secs. Then I'll give my portion to you! ;-)

Woe to the cook whose sauce has no sting
- Chaucer

 

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #56654, reply #57 of 174)

"no no - shrimp for CM, foie gras for me!"

Hey, get your own foie gras! Of course I'm quite partial to shrimp too.... ;-)

Wolvie's picture

(post #56654, reply #71 of 174)

I knew you'd see it my way! ;-) All shrimp are yours!!

Woe to the cook whose sauce has no sting
- Chaucer

 

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #56654, reply #58 of 174)

Obviously it was a smart thing not to post the menu.

 

MadMom's picture

(post #56654, reply #59 of 174)

Correct, oh wise one. 

What a terrible thing to have lost one's mind. Or not to have a mind
at all. How true that is.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle winning friends while
speaking to the United Negro College Fund

kai230's picture

(post #56654, reply #60 of 174)

I think you greatly underestimate the ability of non-attendees to keep a secret, should you give us the menu.

Gretchen's picture

(post #56654, reply #75 of 174)

foie gras for me!


I'll make a deal with you. While in France for 2 weeks I will "think" of you every time I eat it.


Gretchen
Gretchen
Wolvie's picture

(post #56654, reply #79 of 174)

yup. I really have to smack you! ;-)

Woe to the cook whose sauce has no sting
- Chaucer

 

TracyK's picture

(post #56654, reply #50 of 174)

MadMom, I am shocked... You don't eat foie gras? On principle, or have you never had it? Have you had it in a terrine but not sauteed? I had my first taste of sauteed foie gras in May at my "anniversary dinner" with ex-SO, it was honest-to-God-or-whomever the single most incredible thing I have ever tasted. Sauteed, with a very light mint glaze, served with a rhubarb and apple chutney atop wilted spinach... oooh, divine. The only appetizer I've ever had that was worth the $18 pricetag... in fact the only appetizer I've ever eaten that *had* an $18 pricetag.


Come to DC, we'll go to Equinox (Wolvie, they have fab-sounding cooking classes there, and a 3-course tasting menu on Sunday nights for just $35 per person) and Todd Gray will make us some foie gras... and I promise if you don't like it I will eat your share. :-)


What the caterpillar heralds as the end of the world,
the Master calls a butterfly.


--Richard Bach

favorablyimpressed's picture

(post #56654, reply #108 of 174)

Speaking of Equinox, our wine group had a wonderful dinner at there last week.  I took pictures of all the courses. 

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Adele's picture

(post #56654, reply #109 of 174)

F.I.

Oh My! Each and every one looks wonderful, especially the Lotte.

But, but, its SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

kai230's picture

(post #56654, reply #110 of 174)

Great photos as always, FI, thanks! Are those 5 little drops the Port Wine Dressing in the cheese pic? I could scarf up everything but the meat in a heartbeat. So beautifully prepared. I love layers of varying textures.

Jangomango's picture

(post #56654, reply #111 of 174)

What's the  dark coloured thing on the right hand side of the cheese plate?  Doesn't look like cheese.

favorablyimpressed's picture

(post #56654, reply #118 of 174)

What's the  dark coloured thing on the right hand side of the cheese plate? 


A piece of toasted walnut bread.  The dried cranberry compote was wonderful. 


And, yes, Kai, the little dots in the foreground . . .  port wine dressing.  I guess he didn't want to overdo a good thing.


Wonderful wine pairings accompanied each course.

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #56654, reply #113 of 174)

PeterDurand's picture

(post #56654, reply #117 of 174)

Ooh..

Goes to show that presentation is important. Wish I had been there for most of it :)

Cheers,

Peter

favorablyimpressed's picture

(post #56654, reply #120 of 174)

My picture didn't get attached to my last message.  Pilot error.


 

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dixieleigh's picture

(post #56654, reply #82 of 174)

Just for your information, I have been following this get-together with the most envious green-eyed jealousy you can imagine --- so much so that a couple of nights ago I dreamt you all stopped by my house on your way to this Meaniefest. I (in my dream was in the middle of of a kitchen remodel and couldn't 'cook' anything). Still was a lot of fun in my dream. I hope you all have a real blast and please let all of us know the details.

 


 

 

 

MadMom's picture

(post #56654, reply #83 of 174)

dixie...I can't speak for the other miscreants who are going to Meaniefest, but you know you can count on me to tell everyone the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth (even if I happen to be shocked and appalled!)

What a terrible thing to have lost one's mind. Or not to have a mind
at all. How true that is.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle winning friends while
speaking to the United Negro College Fund

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #56654, reply #84 of 174)

MM wouldn't recognize the truth if she crawled into it.

 

MadMom's picture

(post #56654, reply #85 of 174)

Crawled?  Is somebody trying to say I was crawling on my hands and knees in Vancouver?  I am shocked and appalled.

What a terrible thing to have lost one's mind. Or not to have a mind
at all. How true that is.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle winning friends while
speaking to the United Negro College Fund

favorablyimpressed's picture

(post #56654, reply #119 of 174)

If time allows, you may want to check out a wonderful European-style bakery called Macrina.  It's located in a trendy area called Belltown on First Avenue, not too far from Pike Place Market.  The owner/baker is Leslie Mackie, who is featured in Baking with Julia.  Remember her wonderful Rustic Potato Loaves! 


We got to know Leslie when she was still baking at Pioneer Square, Union Bakery, I think.  It's been fun to follow her career since then.  I don't mean to give the impression that we are friends.  We would just talk to her each year on our trip to Seattle.  She would often give DH bread-baking tips.  At that time, she was using a lot of the breads from The Italian Baker, by Carol Field, still one of Bill's favorites.


 


Edited 10/19/2002 10:32:36 AM ET by favorablyimpressed