Tasty Tuesday: NYE Noshes

In 2011, I resolve not to go to Whole Foods – or any grocery store for that matter – on a holiday or holiday eve. After nearly 20 minutes in the parking lot at the North location, we braved the crowds for a few specialty items to help ring in the new year.

Chef Cory’s not exactly bald, but his head is shaved/buzzed…does that count? Nonetheless, he had a spectacular menu to celebrate a terrific year and welcome the next.

Chef Cory

The Apps:
Goat cheese-stuffed pepperdeaux, deviled eggs, cheese, olives, pistachios

The Spread

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Pepperdeaux

Deviled Eggs

The Main Course:
Watercress salad with parmesan, candied walnuts and fried shallots, smoked lamb chop, swiss chard with lemon butter glaze, potato pumpkin puree

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a photo of the final plated dinner.

Watercress Salad

Smoked Veal Chops

The Desserts:
Sweet Mandy B’s banana cupcake with chocolate frosting and vanilla with chocolate frosting, Floriole Cafe & Bakery’s apple galette, chocolate croissant and peanut butter and jelly cookies, vanilla ice cream, assorted candies

Sweet Mandy B's Cupcakes

Apple Galette

Chocolate Croissant

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies

Assorted Candies

The Drinks: It’s NYE, afterall!
Maker’s Mark on the rocks for the boys, cucumber mint vodka cocktails for the girls, Schug 2008 Pinot Noir, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut champagne

 Drinks

Three Drinks of the Evening

 Flickr Set

Wishing you good eats, cool treats throughout the year!

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