the first dinner
We had an opportunity to test out this whole idea of raising money for nonprofit organizations through small hosted dinners this past Saturday. The great news is that we raised $800 (!!) for the University District Food Bank, a terrific Seattle-based nonprofit providing food and referral services to families in need. And it was pretty easy…
We opted for a french bistro-style menu that was inspired, in part, by a recent late supper Lav and I had at one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle, Union. Here is the menu, accompanied by some pictures of what we created.
saturday, november 1, 2008
benefitting the university district food bank
herbed edelflower lime martini or kir royale
beet “tartare”, honeycrisp apple, sesame
lardons, poached egg, warm bacon dressing, chevre crouton
*** 2007 joseph drouhin saint-veran ***
soupe de poisson
black cod, kale, chickpea, garlic, star anise
*** 2006 j vineyard, pinot gris ***
sirloin, cauliflower puree, pan jus, rosemary
*** 2006 dubois beaune 1er cru “bressandes” cuvée unique ***
lav’s pear almond tart
poached bosc pears from the garden
The total cost of the meal? Roughly $100. In the next couple of days, I’ll post the specifics on the total actual cost of the meal and what I did to try to keep costs down.
~ by jak on November 6, 2008.