Certainly the start of our meal was impressive but not because of me -- rather the talented cheese makers from around the world saved the day. We compiled a cheese board with Saankaanter (an orange hard, salty, smoky/ashy Dutch Gouda), a Patacabra (a pungent Spanish semi-soft goat's milk cheese) and the practically perfect La Tur (an Italian creamy mixture of sheep, goat and cow's milk). The La Tur was the hit; every last smudge of it was scraped off the board.
Mother's Day menu post-home emergency:
- Lovely cheese board
- Honey-garlic glazed chicken - flattened roaster, barbecued
- Roasted local asparagus
- Caesar salad
- Strawberry rhubarb pie and chocolate brownie cheesecake served with Daniel Lenko's Late Harvest Vidal