December 30th, 2006
It took 4 years, but we finally managed to get a third (complete) couple in on this tradition. Not only did Amar & Malini join Nimo, Nisha, Andrea and myself, but we added another pair of slightly smaller dinner guests in Mya and Senna! Still, we had MORE than enough food to go around.
Maybe TOO much food.
Crab-stuffed mushrooms, chipotle chicken nachos, and parmesan-crusted blue cheese toasts can use up an appetite very quickly! Next time, I have to remind myself to pass on a few servings of starters before dinner.
2001 MERRYVALE PROFILE MAGNUM
BLUE-CHEESE-CRUSTED STEAKS WITH RED WINE SAUCE
TWICE-BAKED POTATO CUPS WITH CARAMELIZED SHALLOTS
Note: Being the oddball of the group, Amar got a grilled portabello with the same blue-cheese crust treatment as the steaks. He seemed to like it, but he doesn't know what he's missing.
SUNI & ANDREA
THE WHOLE GANG