I had the best time on Valentine's Day, even without my DH being included. (He was out of town.) Nonie and Susan and I had dinner at The Pantry at Delancey, a special dinner in celebration of tea.
As the menu shows, it was a most special meal! I can only rave about each and every course, every wine pairing, the service, the celebrants (all but two new to me)----every little detail came together to make for a stellar evening of food, fun, friends and a few glasses of wine.
|a most excellent prosecco that started off the evening|
The chef was Kim Cozzetto Maynard and she is the in-house chef for The Pantry. This lady can really cook. I mean, really!
|Homemade beet ships with minty pea mash|
|Tea-smoked chicken on toast with ricotta and Earl Grey jelly|
|Wild mushroom pappardelle with smoked-tea cream, lemon zest and parsley|
And probably fourths!
|Duck legs confit served with an Earl Grey-orange reduction, pickled raisins and sautéed chard|
|Honey roasted baby carrots with mach salad, lemon-ginger vinaigrette and crispy prosciutto|
|Susan using her phone to photograph each course|
|Nola chatting with our charming dinner companion|
We were seated with Chef Maynard's charming husband, Galen, who put up with the three old ladies in a most gracious manner. He made a most pleasant dinner companion.
|Chai-poached apples with almond streusel and whipped cream|
If you live in the Seattle area I can highly recommend The Pantry at Delancey's monthly dinners most heartily. They also run a wonderful series of cooking classes there. I have taken many of them and am signed up for quite a few more over the next few months. They even offer "cooking camps" for children. I took my eldest granddaughter to the children's class on making Asian dumplings and we both had a wonderful time. She made dumplings, from scratch, the next day for her entire family!