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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

TWO-DAY HONEYMOON "TRIP AROUND THE WORLD" FOR MICHELLE AND RHETT

"Trip Around The World" Dinners
Oct. 10 & 11, 2005


to the South Pacific:
From the Tonga Restaurant at the Fairmont:

-Blue Hawaii drink (just like Elvis)
-Pineapple Royal drink
-roast lamb chop appetizer
-papaya/avocado salad
-filet mignon
-Hawaiian kalua pig
-banana macadamia cake
-pineapple upside down cake

to Sicily:
From Alioto's Restaurant, at Fisherman's Wharf:

-fried calamari/shrimp
-half cracked crab cold
-cup clam chowder
-cioppino
-linguini con frutti de mare
-diet coke
-glass of house chardonnay

Sunday, October 09, 2005

19th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY DINNER

Chef: Heather Kieffer
@ Galatea
Oct. 9, 2005


With 1996 Batard-Montrachet Grand ru Etienne Sauzet
Tomato and Wild Rice Soup garnished with Goat Cheese

With 1989 Paul Jaboulet Hermitage Les Chapelles
Roasted Rack of Lamb with a Chanterelle Mushroom Ragout served with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Roasted Root Vegetables

Bittersweet Chocolate Torte with Fresh Berries

WEDDING GIFTS OPENING DAY FOR MICHELLE AND RHETT

Oct. 9, 2005
San Ramon Marriott


-lechon
-fresh lumpia
-chicken bbq skewers
-pancit palabok
-puto
-fresh melon

Saturday, October 08, 2005

WEDDING MENU FOR MICHELLE BAUTISTA & RHETT PASCUAL

October 8, 2005
San Ramon Marriott


Appetizers/Hors D'oeuvres-lechon
-Spanakopita - Spinach and Feta Cheese wrapped in phyllo dough
-Chicken Sate Skewers with coconut curry sauce
-International/domestic cheese, crackers, baguettes
-fresh fruit and berries

Dinner:
-dinner rolls
-California Green Salad - California greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, confetti flowers, hearts of palm with basil balsamic vinagrette dressing or creamy ranch

Choice of:
Citrus Poached Salmon - Fillet of salmon with fresh citrus essence served with basil beuree blanc
or
Chicken Castroville - boneless breast of chicken with artichokes and wild mushrooms
or
Roasted Vegetable Strudel - garden vegetables roasted in a portobella au jus and enveloped in a puff pastry
or
Salmon and chicken with steamed jasmine rice, vegetable strudel with garlic mashed potatoes

--all served with fresh seasonal vegetables

Beverages:
-Sparkling fruit punch
-champagne
-Beaulieu Vineyards Coastal Chardonnay
-Penfold Merlot
-Coffee, tea, hot chocolate

Kids optionally eat:
chicken fingers with honey mustard sauce, fresh fruit cup, french fries, green beans, freshly baked cookies and milk

Dessert:
Wedding cake from Merritt Bakery. The decorated cake has two kinds: banana with buttercream, and lemon with lemon. Two sheet cakes in the kitchen will be chocolate w/rasperry and white cake w/strawberry.

Friday, October 07, 2005

REHEARSAL DINNER MENU FOR MICHELLE BAUTISTA & RHETT PASCUAL

Oct. 7, 2005
Venue: East Ocean Restaurant, Alameda, CA:


-potstickers
-peking duck
-pea sprouts in garlic sauce
-sizzling rice soup
-broccoli beef with Chinese broccoli
-crispy noodles
-roast chicken
-sweet red bean soup
-7 up, Sparkling Apple Cider, tea

Saturday, October 01, 2005

DINNER FOR KLAUS AND HELENE S.

Venue: Meadowood Napa Valley
Chef: Vincent Nattress
Oct. 1, 2005


With 1990 Dom Perignon
Amuse bouche: hot smoked salmon belly atop watermelon

With 1998 Peter Michael Point Rouge* and the 2002 H. Bolloit Batard Montrachet
Pan Roasted Northern Halibut & Dungeness Crab, Sweet Corn Soubise, Thyme-Lemon Sauce

With 1999 Williams Selyem Allen Vineyard Pinot Noir
Braised Berkshire Pork Belly, Chervil Papardelle Pasta, Truffle Jus

With 1996 Araujo Cabernet Sauvignon (magnum) and the 1986 Chateaux Margaux**
Pan Seared Foie Gras, Caramelized Peach, Cognac-Honey Sauce
and
Breast of Muscovy Duck, Sauteed Chanterelle Mushrooms, Oregano Risotto, Fig & Cabernet Reduction

With 2003 Peter Jakalo Kuhn ___ Trockenbeeren-auslese***
DESSERT:
Individual Organic Apple Tarte Tatin, Crème Fraîche Ice Cream
Or
Lemon-Key Lime Meringue Pie, Huckleberry Caramel
Or
Chocolate Torte, Crème Chantilly, Frozen Chocolate Bon Bons


*Sadly, the Peter Michael faded in the bottle.

** Initially served a 1975 Eiswein (sorry that didn't track the specifics) but it died in bottle, at which point we went to the trockenbeeren-auslese (which I also failed to get in specific detail)

*** Initially served was the 1970 Chateau Lynch Bages which unfortunately died in the bottle, hence reverting to the back-up of the 1986 Margaux. As paired against the 1996 Araujo, the Araujo won hands down, er, glass raised!



*****
Attendees: Tom, Eileen, June and Chris, Cindy and Bob, Clare and Cliff

POETRY READING DINNER FOR ENGLISH

LAUNCHING I TAKE THEE, ENGLISH, FOR MY BELOVED IN SAN FRANCISCO

Venue: Canteen
Chef: Dennis Leary
Literary Series Curator: Sean Finney
June 14, 2005


With 2002 Dutch Henry chardonnay
Ceviche of halibut with avocado and green tomato

With 2002 Dutch Henry Argos and 1990 Chateaux Leoville-Barton
Navarin De Lapin: rabbit braised with chanterelles, mustard, bacon

With 1988 Chateaux Rabaud Promis
Stewed apricots with pistachio cake, vanilla cream