Happy Anniversary

My folks visited yesterday on the cusp of their forty-fifth wedding anniversary. To celebrate, G and I prepared a Sapphire-inspired meal. Everything was handmade, save the pennoni, and I’ll post a blog on the making of the granita and meatballs later. We matched wines with each course and spent an amazing 3+ hours eating, chatting and celebrating a marriage that has stood the test of time. Congrats Mom & Papa! Happy Anniversary!

Italian Wedding Soup
Hand rolled veal & Parmesan meatballs, celery &
pan fried croûtons with organic chicken stock
Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne, France

Salade L’Amour
Baby arugula, edible flowers & Ontario strawberries
with Fleur orange dressing
Monte Ceriani Soave, 2005, Italy

Pennoni alla Sapphire
Plum tomato cream sauce with Bombay
Sapphire gin and artisan pennoni
Goats do Roam, Rose 2006, South Africa

(our twist on penne alla vodka with Bombay Sapphire gin)

Coronation Grape Granita
with mint in Sapphire ice cups


Cheese Course
Quebec Benedictine bleu, Munster Alsace & Special reserve 8 year old
Ontario Cheddar
Warre’s “Otima” 10 year old Port
(too much wine by now and forgot to take a picture!)

Blueberry Ginger Flan
Mascarpone ginger & blueberries

Anselmann “Ortega” Trockenbeerenauslese, 1999, Germany

being silly: moi, G, mom and papa pose after our delicious meal

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3 Responses to Happy Anniversary

  1. kunhuo42 says:

    wow, that’s an amazing meal!  and that’s very awesome that your parents are celebrating their 45th!  that blueberry ginger flan looks delicious; can i get the recipe for that?

  2. Aww! Why didn’t G turn around x_xbut nice! I’m sure you guys made an awesome dinner and made it an even more awesome and memorable night for your parents :]I’m sure one of their greatest gifts in the world is you…cuz without you, they couldn’t have as beautiful of a lifetime together.

  3. Fatcat723 says:

    Happy Anniversary to mom and papa! That meal needs three hours to eat and savor the fine food and the wine – oh my beautiful!

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