This Friday I had three CHEFS all to myself. Each of them made their own dishes and contributed with different foods and drinks. I contributed with ATMOSPHERE and ENTHUSIASM. What was thought to be a 5 course meal turned into something more like an ALL NIGHTER filled with several meals spread out. Everything tasted so so good. We started off with a CEVICHE inspired by a dish E and I had at HERBSAINT in NEW ORLEANS. Following it was ALISA's delicious potato and salmon salad, You can find the recipe on Alisa's
, both the blog and the dish are highly recommended. Later we had E's kidney dish with mushrooms and espelette pepper. As a small break we had a GROG cocktail and then, about six hours after the ceviche, ARNE's homemade BUNS with PULLED PORK and coleslaw. And finally for dessert; MADELEINES. We had a friend buy the pan for New Years and after that E has been making them quite a lot. I am normally not a big fan of cookies,but these are so delicious, especially when served WARM. For the observant ones; yes, the table was originally set for five, but we got a last minute cancellation. After watching the pictures I'm guessing she must be sorry, at least I would have been. It was a feast.
When my sister and I were KIDS our parents used to bring us here for Sunday walks ..to
at MILDE. Maybe it's because it's really beautiful there, or maybe because even though you go there to walk ..it's kind of casual walking, I never stopped liking this place ..not even when I was a stubborn teenager. The area is situated outside the city center close to the OCEAN.. and has beaches and forests as well as botanical gardens ..and there are many nice walking paths. My mom, sister and I went there this Saturday to fully enjoy the beautiful day. After a very dark and wet winter I felt that this weekend kind of brought me back to LIFE with its light and sunshine ..that my sister visited from Trondheim probably didn't hurt either.