Speaking of wasting money! Tonight is New Years Eve!
Big Guy and I decided to stay in a cook a french meal together- we went all out since it is the two of us and we'll be having the works!
I think we have six courses planned- I hope they all work out.
1st Course: Mini potato pancakes with creme fraiche and caviar
2nd course: Shrimp with coconut orange vinaigrette on a bed of red oak lettuce (inspired by a dish at Froggy's in Highwood)
3rd Course: Escargot with herbed garlic butter
4th Course: Crispy ostrich with broth and homemade almond butter smear (inspired by a dish at May Street Market in West Loop/West Town)
5th Course: Grilled duck breast with black currant sauce (inspired by a dish at Froggy's in Highwood)
6th Course: Poached pears with caramel sauce and ice cream
This will definitely be a sink or swim situation. Hopefully it will be fun instead of stressful- and it was all Big Guy's idea! I am looking forward to spending time together cooking!
I will take pictures to let you know how everything goes. I hope everyone has a fun and safe evening!