Dinner turned out very nicely. The potatoes with basil vinaigrette were a definitely keeper (FC 21, p43) and the dry-aged steaks were to die for. I really didn’t even want the horseradish-chive creme fraiche (FC 69, p76), the steaks were just that good. The rolls were a rich dough base similar to Challah and I’d do those again (FC 6, p24) though I’m not so enthusiastic about the squash gratin (FC 33 p 28). I am not keen about mushy squash but perhaps if I just shorten the cooking time they’d be tastier.
We’ve had the peanut butter pie a few times before so that was a shoe-in. I am not keen on sweet peanut butter things so I had some store-bought mint brownies for myself. It was a lovely dinner complete with a lovely Rioja, a birthday present to Jason from his sister.