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February 21, 2011

Russian Winter's Night...

Dimitri and Anna Shelest played beautifully (listen to a short clip from their concert at the end of this post)...they are married, a sweet and amazingly talented couple who used to go to our church before they moved to NY!
Rob and my dad coming down the stairs...
Rob and I at the Peterloon Estate in Indian Hill for A Russian Winter's Night which was catered by the White House Inn:
  • Appetizers - Beef pierogies stuffed with ground beef, mushrooms, onions, peppers, and spinach & crab cakes with a chipotle pepper aioli, micro greens...I had a cranberry and vodka to start.
  • Shredded beet soup or house salad with cranberries, dried apricots, fresh strawberries, pine nuts tossed with raspberry vinaigrette...
  • Rob had the slow roasted prime rib with garlic and herbs cooked medium and served with pickled red cabbage and roasted new potatoes. Served with horseradish cream sauce.
  • I had the grilled 8oz salmon, served with pickled red cabbage and roasted new potatoes topped with a mushroom cream sauce...absolutely divine! I had a red wine with dinner.
  • My parents ate fresh vegetables sautéed with garlic and white wine tossed with linguine then finished with sundried tomato pesto butter.
  • Maple and espresso tort topped with white chocolate mousse and candied walnuts, fresh berries...
  • Chocolates made by the White House Inn.
The next day, we hiked from the bottom to the top of French Park, following this creek. Good exercise!
Last night, we had 16 people in our house for dinner...Rob and Andrey making homemade dough for pizza crust...my parents brought a salad of baby greens and we put sunflower seeds and feta cheese atop.
We tasted coupole, aged goat cheese from the Vermont Creamery, which goes for about $15 for a 6.5 oz. package. It is stinky, but it tasted wonderful, sharp and full of flavor. video

5 comments:

Pres. Kathy said...

You look absolutely gorgeous! I love the flower in your hair!

DebD said...

how wonderful to have a house full of friends to cook with. And so nice to see men helping.

Looks like a wonderful weekend for your family.

elizabeth said...

how beautiful! what a nice weekend! I enjoyed the piano piece very much... so glad you had this special weekend! and the meal sound lovely!

Michelle M. said...

that looks like such a wonderful weekend!

Barbara Bassett said...

Thanks for posting the video of Anna and Dimitri playing Sabre Dance - one of my favorites and Dad got to hear at least a little of their wonderful concert.
The cheese was great - much better than it smelled.