Friday, May 12, 2006

The Dinner Challenge

Saturday night three friends are coming over for dinner and DVDs (read: an effort to drink less and save money).

One is: vegetarian
One is: no pork or shellfish
One is: no tomatoes or pork but wouldn't mind risotto
I am: eat everything apart from cooked carrots

Any ideas (just two courses)? I'm thinking a vegetable risotto with mini garlic bread loaves and maybe poached pears served with brie.

12 Comments:

Blogger Miss Natalie said...

Honey... I do eat cooked tomatoes! I can alway pick out raw ones anyway... At least I'm not the only that doesn't eat pork ;-)

You're a brilliant cook; anything you make will be spectacular!

I'll bring the wine! That's hard to we both like red and I. likes rose or white! We'll go through a couple bottles anyway ;-)

2:42 PM  
Blogger Imagemuse said...

Rocket & soft goats' cheese gnocchi with garlic cream is one of the most impressive dishes (that is vegetarian, but interesting enough for the meat eaters) I've made for a dinner party because it seems complicated but isn't really, recipe is here:
http://www.cuisine.co.nz/index.cfm?pageId=17129

3:18 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

Thanks :-)

I think we can all agree on rose.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

Garlic cream sounds wonderful! Gnocchi is one of my favourite dishes so I will definitely be trying this - thank you!

3:22 PM  
Blogger Security Dog said...

Vegetarians...what on earth was God thinking?

4:22 PM  
Blogger la chipie said...

Unrelated , but on Paris
I just found today the webpage that
gave the times to Galeries Lafayette
free fashion shows (both couture & pret-a porter).
I don't know if I can make it , but i thought it might sound fun to you http://www.galerieslafayette.com/magasin/listeActualite.do?magasinid=87&item=2&f=international_customers
(or just in the english version of galeries lafayette under fashionO

11:10 AM  
Blogger la chipie said...

Unrelated , but on Paris
I just found today the webpage that
gave the times to Galeries Lafayette
free fashion shows (both couture & pret-a porter).
I don't know if I can make it , but i thought it might sound fun to you http://www.galerieslafayette.com/magasin/listeActualite.do?magasinid=87&item=2&f=international_customers
(or just in the english version of galeries lafayette under fashionO

11:10 AM  
Blogger la chipie said...

apparently primtemps has one as well http://departmentstoreparis.printemps.com/services/unique_services/index.aspx?l=en

11:15 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

La chipie I saw that too and will definitely go to one! You should too!

10:14 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

Oh and dinner was roast vegetable (pumpkin, zucchini and mushroom) risotto. The tarts of caramalised pear, brie and walnuts didn't eventuate as the tarts burnt in the oven *blush*

But we watched Wall Street (my first time) and it was nice to have a quiet one chez moi.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

That sounds good, but sorry to hear about the unfortunate tart incident. My favorite risotto dish involves goat cheese and wild mushrooms, and for the non-vegetarian, a bit of prosciutto to garnish.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

Jill - goat's cheese and mushrooms are such a great combination (on pizza too, or lasagne). And I love prosciutto in risotto (I love prosciutto full stop) - damn vegetarians/non-pork eaters!

10:42 AM  

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