Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Curling Wind-up Dinner

Last night was our ladies' curling club's year-end dinner. This was catered by John Cochrane (not sure of the spelling) who is a local chef. This is my third time attending the dinner and he's cooked for us each time. Each time it's been spectacular. John made the dessert this year, too. Our bonspiel back at the beginning of last month was a financial success (I didn't attend) and because of that, all members got their meals for $5! Amazing value and an amazing meal, and it's always nice to go and hang out with the girls and do something social with them. So, here is the rundown of the food we ate.

We had two appies, a baked brie in phyllo with a grainy mustard sauce. I didn't get a picture of it, unfortunately, but I did get a picture of this spicey shrimp dish, made with tomato sauce and cayenne pepper. The shrimp are dipped in cornstarch and deep fried. This was delish!

We had three salads, and this spinach one is my favourite. Normally, I don't like fruit in an otherwise savoury salad, but this is great: strawberries, candied almonds, and a balsamic dressing.

Greek salad.

This is a ramen & cabbage salad with a rice vinegar dressing.

This salmon was the star of the evening. It's roasted with sundried tomatoes, and herbs...maybe even a pesto-like mixture. It was to die for.

These green beans were really good, too. They were cooked with sesame seeds and fresh ginger.

This was my plate of food. I enjoyed every morsel. We also had bread and basmati rice with our dinner.

Dessert, which John made, too: banana, peanut butter, and chocolate frozen cheesecake. This was good, but not my favourite flavour combination. I tend not to like things flavoured with bananas, though I do like actual bananas.

That's it for this year! Curling starts up again in November - can't wait!


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a wonderful meal! Everything looks so scrumptious and tasty!



Donna-FFW said...

WOW!What a great load of food. Itall looks delicious. Wish I could have been there. Yum!! Thanks for sharing!

Meg said...

Wow! What amazing food!

Captain Karen said...

What a wonderful meal! Looks and sounds delicious. Great way to wrap up the curling season.

Cathy said...

Looks great!! So much fun when catered events have decent food at them rather than the pre-requisite buffet food.

Joie de vivre said...

How fun! I think the green beans look especially wonderful. How neat that you belong to a curling club.

Helene said...

I would have eaten dessert first. Looks good.

Barb Patch and Mark Spurrier said...

the shrimp and the frozen cheesecake look awesome!


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