It’s been an annual tradition for several years now: Osso Bucco, our friend from Las Vegas, comes down to visit during my birthday week (his birthday is a week from now, so we celebrate together) and we all go over to Poulet en Crote’s house for a gala dinner.
This year Ditalini prepared three appetizer platters to go with Poulet’s dinner. Eventually I’ll get around to adding recipes and directions for some of these appetizers, but for now I’ll just torment you by sharing photos:
The last photo is Poulet’s dinner buffet. As with all of these photos, you can click on it to view the full sized original on Flickr. The Italian meat sauce, by the way, was from the recipe that appears here on Crouton’s Kitchen.
Since Poulet’s colorful baked carrots were hiding behind the flowers, I took a separate photo.
Oh, and there were two kinds of birthday cake afterward, Poulet’s own chocolate cake and a carrot cake from the local Safeway.
There were six of us at the dinner and we didn’t eat more than a third of the bountiful feast. What was left over went home with us or to Poulet’s grandchildren.