Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My Dinner with Asya

Dinner here with last night with Asya, maker of my most favored dishes and all around lovely person. Exciting to decide which dishes to go on her, uhhh, dishes, knowing she was actually going to be seeing them in action here in their new home! Served: a butter lettuce salad with red onion and green apple in one of my favorite dishes, her green apple colored bowl and baked eggplant and zucchini hollowed out and filled with moroccan spiced rice, pine nuts, raisins and apricots. For dessert were Italian pastries from Ferrara. You only live once.

Citron Vert Vinaigrette on
Butter Lettuce, Red Onion and Green Apple Salad (inspired by Asya's Dish)
-sea salt and pepper on bottom of bowl and add
-a teaspoon of dijon mustard and the juice of one lemon
whisk until smooth and add
-a quarter cup or so of good olive oil plus if you can find it,
a tablespoon of citron vert olive oil from here. Whisk.

-Wash and dry some nice soft tasting lettuce.
Slice very thin with a knife or better yet a mandoline
-some rounds of red onion and half an apple. Put in a beautiful bowl (preferably by Gleena).
Toss with dressing and behold.


nadia said...

how wonderful!!!! i received two pieces of hers for my birthday, the one that holds the vinaigrette!

cindy* said...

what a gorgeous salad in an equally pretty bowl...lovely!

Alyssa said...

those shots are mouth-watering!! I think I want to bite into that dessert NOW.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

What a lovely meal..and YES..that bowl is beautiful...and that

More later,

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

Okay, I need the moroccan rice recipe! Please!

Asya said...

The Moroccan-inspired eggplant and zucchini was delicious! Thank you for a lovely evening. :)

Marie said...

So theen, weeth a mandoleene! :-)Tell me you used a mandoline.

I want to live in your house.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

i deed use a mandoleeene marie, i deed.

limonana said...

I'm inspired!! You really do only live once!

Cindy said...

it looks and sounds divine from top to bottom, beginning to end, especially the company.

erin said...

oh me. when can i come over for dinner? butter lettuce is my very favorite kind.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Her work is so incredibly beautiful....someday, I hope to have many, many pieces. *sigh* How lovely....and the meal you made looks delicious hun!