Ahhhh dinner!!! It was even better than I expected!
After being restricted to the bedroom while everything cooked, seared, and simmered
(save for the 2 times I snuck into the hallway and hollered for some more gougéres)
I was called to dinner to find:
Coconut seared scallops with chocolate sauce
NY Strip steak with a roasted red pepper beurre blanc
Wilted spinach with garlic
And a couple extra gougéres on the side
*falls over dead from the sheer bliss of things*
There's no way I can choose a favorite item here, because it was all so good. The scallops were cooked just perfectly; their chocolate sauce, while unconventional, was spot on for the coconut crust and for the whole Valentine's Day thing; the steak was seasoned simply so the strong flavor of the beurre blanc came through; the gratin was the perfect mild complement to the flavors of everything else. Pure heaven.
We're going to have the dessert I made soon now and I'm not feeling very confident that it'll stand up to dinner... ;)
Wednesday, February 14, 2007