What a fun night! as we did indeed Parlez Francais with our Cuisine. Patricia started the evening demonstrating some cooking techniques while balancing on her crutches.
She showed how to roll out a pastry dough, make a bechamel sauce and use the Cuisinart to slice a potato in literally a second.
The five teams went on to create amazing classic French dishes. The mini-vegetable quiches were gobbled up as soon as they came out of the oven. Then we sat down for a meal to remember. Steak au Poivre Vert balanced with Haricots Vert. Saumon en Croute sauced with Buerre Blanc served aside Roasted Asparagus. Creamy Dauphinoise Potatoes with a nutty Gruyere cheese….and the grand finale – airy Chocolate Souffles that melted in your mouth. The presentations were all so sophisticated and the food was delicious.
I made the Chocolate Souffles again last night for my Valentine. I’d love to hear whether you too made any of the dishes for your Valentine(s).