Remember how I've said that Eric likes to cook and is really creative about it? I was not kidding. Our new house is still slightly in a shambles, but we've managed to get the kitchen mostly straightened (I'll admit it, Eric did most of the work), so tonight he decided he'd cook us a nice dinner. We went shopping and ended up with...
First Course - A salad of dandelion greens, rainbow chard and fennel salad in a parmesan crisp bowl with a strawberry balsamic vinaigrette.
Second Course - Blue Point oysters served with an onion, apple cider and balsamic vinegar sauce.
Third Course - Seared scallops with grains of paradise and saffron cream sauce and foam.
Intermezzo - Coconut and Mango - Sunny side up. That's actually coconut milk, gelled with sodium alginate and calcium chloride, and mango juice spherified the same way. He was just having fun trying this, but it turned out to be really yummy!
Fourth Course - Thinly sliced chicken seared in white truffle oil, served with mango caviar and red onions over quinoa.
It was as delicious as it looks!