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Cyn's Birthday Meal - In Pictures

Just the other day, Cynthia posted this blog about the meal she was planning to make for her birthday. Well, I thought it was worth posting the pictures. Before you read further, go get a napkin just in case you can't help drooling a little.

Celebrations....happy birthday to me!

Every year, around this time, The Husband asks, "What would you like for your birthday?"  And every year, around this time, I'm still playing with the cool things I received for Christmas (except this year, as that new sous vide thingy is back ordered and won't ship for awhile yet).  So most years, I just want to play in the kitchen and make food that I love to celebrate another year of living.  Here is the menu for this year, dinner starts at 6 - don't be late!

Goat Cheese Tartlets with Onion Jam Arugula Salad, Balsamico, Calimyrna Figs
Elderflower Martini, Tanqueray No. 10 *** Roasted Shitake and Leek Risotto, Black Truffle, Duck and Veal Demi Glace
Asparagus and Orange Salad, Fried Shallots
Cline Cellars Ancient Vines Mourvedre *** Macerated Florida Strawberries,  Blood Orange Zabaglione, Orange Scented Olive Oil Torta
Earl Grey Tea with Lemon *** Bayley Hazen Bleu, Marcona Almonds with fresh Tuscan Blue Rosemary Aged Irish Cheddar from County Kerry, Plum Chutney Fresh mad…