Me and my beautiful wife, Tanette
Darcy and Shannon (the other half of Grubology)
Me with Jamie and Eric
Me and Shannon getting our fill of fresh sage and thyme from Jamie's parent's garden
(Their garden is a consistent presence in this meal. Thanks Sally and Rick!)
Love this picture!
You talkin to me?!
Jamie being all cute and stuff
Eric (Gallo Negro)!
Bruschetta, Caprese, Beef Carpaccio
(The Heirloom tomatoes were from Jamie's parent's garden. Out of this world.
I've NEVER had bruschetta this good.)
Butternut Squash soup with fried sage, goat cheese and olive oil
Panzanella bread salad
Risotto with rock shrimp, preserved lemons and chili oil
(This was the shocker of the meal for me. Looked like a light dish. BLEW MY HEAD OFF with flavor. Haven't stopped thinking about this since the meal.)
Sweet potato ravioli, homemade fennel sausage, sage brown butter, AND... wait for it...
chipotle honey (which brought the whole dish together)
Veal Saltimbocca, angel hair pasta, roasted spaghetti squash, Gorgonzola creme
(SERIOUSLY?!?! I've got a tear in my eye writing this. Oh man.)
Chicken Cacciatore and fettucine
Homemade freaking Limoncello!!!!!!
(Trust me, there wasn't much left.)
Braised beef, mushrooms, tagliatelle, rapini, garlic, chili flake,
roasted new potatoes, rosemary
(Shannon and I were the only ones who could dig into this one.)
To finish off one of the best meals I've ever had, Tanette made some of her cake balls. SOOOOO good.
Thanks to Jamie, Eric, my wife, Shannon and Darcy for this wonderful celebration! I'm truly blessed.