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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

A Picture Tale of a Rosh Hashana Dinner

The beautifully set table awaits the hungry diners:

Many thanks to Chickfillet and her hubby for hosting a wonderful Rosh Hashana dinner last Saturday night. I'm going to let the pictures do the talking for me.

Above, we nibbled on our appetizer of chopped liver crostini as we drank Prosecco (and when we ran out of Prosecco we switched to Champagne.)

Above, one of our first courses, an heirloom tomato salad with fresh mozzerella. I just missed the action shot of hubby drizzling the olive oil and balsamic sur la salade (he had such an expert hand - just the exact amount of each.) Our other first courses included gefilte fish with horseradish and prosciutto wrapped melon.

Above, the best matzo ball soup that I've had in a long time; the broth was so flavorful and the matzo balls as light as an Italian grandmother's gnocchi. Chickfillet adds her own little touches - can guess what they are? Watercress and enoki mushrooms.

Above, the main dishes: braised brisket and a grilled hunk of salmon.

Above, the side dishes: roasted asparagus with pine nuts, roasted potatoes, and the best roasted brussel sprouts.

What a great way to start the Jewish New Year!

Drink of the day: Prosecco, Champagne, Zin, Chianti, and molti piu Italian red.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You did it again, I am now starving!!!

6:50 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was wonderful way to kick off the new year with you as our dinner guest. Thanks for the excellent wines and proseco as well capturing the memories on film!

8:29 AM

Blogger Bon Vivant said...

I love how prosecco goes with everything; it really is an all purpose wine.

9:38 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prosecco rocks!

11:29 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best Jewish NY spread I've seen (and I have been to quite a few rosh hashana dinners). Great photos.

Can't remember if I told you that I like your name change.


7:08 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful--the perfect marriage of tradition and . . . foodie-ism!

7:39 AM

Blogger Pokerstar said...

fWow! That matzo ball soup looks AMAZING! I just stumbled on your blog, and will use your reviews as recommendations on where to eat next time I visit Los Angeles!


9:58 PM


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