Tonight we had our second annual Christmas Eve dinner by T.J. He's a fantastically wonderful human and an extremely dedicated cook.
He started with an insanely rich shrimp bisque. It was puréed, but a grainy texture remained, so satisfying and tactile. Served with a dollop of sour cream, it was perfection. And he made Beef Wellington. All the layers, wrapped in perfectly baked pastry, served with green peppercorn sauce and a salad of bitter greens with honey vinaigrette. Chocolate bundt cake for dessert. With peppermint bark pieces scattered over a ganache icing. Whaa?!
Seriously. It was magic.
And it's officially Christmas, so how 'bout that. Have a lovely day with the ones you love.