Mother’s Day 2013–12 Course Dinner

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It’s that time again! Time for another multi-course Mother’s day dinner. Every year I host a large multi-course dinner for Mother’s day where I invite a fun group of friends over to enjoy some fine food and company. You can see posts from the past few years here and here. Let’s dive into the courses!

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When our guests arrived the first course was already laid out on the table. With 12 courses, the dinner takes 3-4 hours usually so I wanted to get things started quickly. This course was dedicating to snacking on some traditional French goodies.

 

1st Course – Upon arrival

Duck rillettes with gougeres, cornichons, capers, brie, and spiced blueberry jam

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2nd Course – Amuse Bouche

Scallop with caviar and citrus-chive emulsion

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3rd Course – Appetizer

Marrow bones, crostini, Cara Cara oranges, micro greens, and vanilla salt

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4th Course – Soup

Grilled cheese sandwich with a shot of tomato-pimenton soup

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5th Course – Soufflé

Egg Soufflé with asparagus tips, Iberico ham, and cream

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6th Course – Pasta

Purple kale ricotta gnudi with pecorino, browned butter and toasted sage

Gnudi - Fb

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7th Course – Salad

Fresh seasonal warm salad topped with Hollandaise sauce

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8th Course – Fish

Halibut with Spanish chorizo, a saffron emulsion, and cannellini beans

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9th Course – Palate Cleanser

Celery Sorbet with crispy goat cheese mousse and celery vinaigrette salad

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10th Course – Beef

72 Hour Braised Short Ribs with carrot and potato purees, mushrooms, broccolini

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11th Course – Dessert

Pate d’Or with spiced caramel semifreddo and peaches

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12th Course – Petite Fours

Orange and lavender macarons, mint truffles, bouchons, and raspberry meyer lemon tartlettes

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