Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Creole Christmas Dinner

Lotsa holiday things happening around the cafe, and I find myself with less time to blog! Still, last week we served 70-some guests to a Five Course Autumn Harvest dinner and I am here to report. These dinners are featured here at the cafe and showcase a different thematic menu each month. If you've missed them in the past, don't wait to place your reservation (at info@eclipsechocolat.com) for our next on December 13th: Creole Christmas. Here's the line-up:

Fried Plantains with Chile-Burnt Caramel Dipping Sauce
Crawfish Bisque with White Chocolate Olive Oil Crostini
Dirty Rice with Cocoa-Bacon and Pepper Melody
Chicken Jambalaya with Smoke Beef-Cocoa Nib Sausage
Beignets with Dark Chocolate Chicory Drizzle

Until then, allow me to temp you with our last dinner:

Starter: Cocoa-glazed Duroc Bacon-wrapped Dates

Course One: Amuse Bouche Trio featuring Cranberry-Peppercorn Aperitif, White Chocolate Parmesan Spoonbread, and Cocoa-glazed Cippolini Onion Tartlette.

Course Two: Roasted Asparagus and Shallot Soup with White Chocolate Creme.

Course Four: Roasted Autumn Veggies with Cocoa Butter-Smashed Potatoes and White Truffle Oil Drizzle.

Course Five: Spice Pumpkin and Cranberry Creme Brulee with Milk Chocolate Center.
Photos courtesy of our talented friends at MoneyCMedia.

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