Photos Kate Headley who documented Friday night, I cannot wait to see the rest!
This weekend we hosted two birthday celebrations at 1508. Friday night a group of 24 women joined to honor a dear friend of ours turning 60, Saturday night was a group of 19 who celebrated a 40th birthday and found 1508 via mutual friends who came to the party. We had a great time hosting these events full of joy, lots of toasts and felt honored to be a part of both!
We are always appreciative of good eaters which was pretty much everyone in attendance both evenings. Also enjoyed lengthy discussions of food, sources, eating practices and wines with many of the guests.
As always huge gratitude to the many farmers and suppliers and Tom for his stellar wine picks.
Dungeness Crab (Friday Night) Gallinella Fish (Saturday Night) on Corncake
Brussel Sprouts with Sweet and Spicy Girasol
Scrambled Eggs with Oregon Black Truffle
Beets with Winter Squash Ketchup
Beef Sausage with Cornichon and Celery Root
Blue Popcorn with Olive Oil, Cayenne and Bay Leaf
Bay Leaf Vodka Martini
Jacques Lasaigne, Blanc de Blanc Extra Brut 'Le Cotet' (Friday night)
Domaine de Mirail, Colombard Cotes de Gascogne 2009 (Saturday night)
Rockfish with Black Rice, Watermelon Radish, Ginger, Sesame Seeds and Micro Hong Vit– Sesame Foccacia
Michel Noellat, Fixin Village 2007 (Friday Night)
Domaine des Roy, Touraine Rouge "Les Linottes" 2008 (Saturday Night)
Butter Lettuce with Warm Fennel and Parsnip, Avocado, Orange and Banyuls Vinagrette– Blue Corn Meal Black Pepper Bread
Prudhon, Saint Aubin Blanc 1er "En Remilly", 2006 (Friday Night)
Vincent Dampt, Chablis AOC 2009 (Saturday Night)
Braised Chicken Thighs with Leeks, Tiny Potatoes, Chard and Wild Yellow Food Chanterelle Mushrooms– Whole Wheat Herb Bun
Roger Perrin, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve VV 2007 (Friday Night)
Jean Royer, Chateaunuef-du-Pape "Tradition" 2008 (Saturday Night)
Rush Creek Reserve Cheese on Cracker
Carrot Cake with Frozen Coconut, Pineapple and Candied Walnuts
Jacques Lassaigne Blanc de Blanc La Colline Inspiree Magnums (Friday Night)
Pierre Paillard, Brut Champagne Bouzy Grand Cru (Saturday Night)
Bites- Mini Rosewater Pistachio Cakes, Chocolate Chip Early Grey Oatmeal Cookies, Fennel Seed Drops