One of my favorite things is having friends over to cook and eat. On a recent Saturday night, our friends Kathy and Chris, and their daughter Rachel came over to cook and eat with us. Rachel was even kind enough to take all of these photos, so I could concentrate on enjoying my company. Marty started off the evening by making special martinis with preserved lemons.
For a first course we made a fresh mushroom pasta where emulsified ’shrooms infuse the liquid used to make the pasta dough. It was based on a recipe from Charlie Trotter’s cookbook, “Mushroom Noodles with Vermouth and Braised Lettuce Sauce.”
Kathy cranked out pans and pans of lovely pasta ribbons. To top the pasta, Marty made a celery root puree and veal with roasted root vegetables.
He also braved the cold and grilled veal loin chops on the Big Green Egg.
The happy cooks, Marty and Kathy…
Rachel swings a mean baguette (and takes a mean photo!)…
Thanks, Rachel, for letting me relax and enjoy my own party, knowing we would still have nice photos to share!