Last Week's Birthday Dinner

Last week we had a birthday celebration. I snapped quite a few photos and here is what we had grilled up for the big day.




The guys had fun grilling.......Doug can grill a steak to perfection, just the right amount of char, keeping the steaks juicy and very rare (it's almost a waste of charcoal the meat stays on for such a small amount of time). Its fun to go out for celebrations....but our family generally prefers to stay home and enjoy more bang for buck as well as......no one has to be designated driver. haha

Steaks from Fresh Market - lovely, fat filet migons....some of the best tenderloins can be had at the Fresh Market and they did not disappoint for the birthday celebration.




The St. Emilion was heaven to our humble palates as the first sip crossed over our lips. It's a natural partner with the tenderloins I can tell you.



Tender roasted asparagus, lightly sprinkled with Bertoli Olive oil, salt and peppered, then slide into the oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. When they are roasted, liberally sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Now pop the bread into the hot oven.



Le Petit Francais graced the table as it's always delicious and dependable. Crusty, chewy and warm....slather with butter.



Follow up with a cheese selection...............



Fromager d'Affinois is something you really must try if you like a rich, buttery, double-cream cheese. It's richer than Brie , it's silky. Wonderful stuff this cheese.

With a healthy wine glow and good food filling our tummies we move away from the table. After a bit....slice up a piece of Black Forest Pie for dessert.



Paired with Port........



It was a grand dinner and certainly not something we indulge in all the time...that's what makes a special dinner...well, special.




7 comments:

Janel said...

I just ate supper, but your post has made me hungry again!

You can't go wrong with good steaks and roasted asparagus. I don't make asparagus any other way now. I love it nice and crispy.

girlichef said...

What a lovely dinner :) I could almost taste it with all of your wonderful descriptions!

Branch Ocampo said...

:) Two thumbs up!

Wandering Coyote said...

What a great dinner - everything looks wonderful! Ooooh, that Black Forest Pie is sooooooo gooooooood!!

Le laquet said...

Fab dinner - nothing beats steak in my book and then the whole roasted asparagus ~ lovely!

Pierce said...

I am so slow about gettiong my photos downloaded...we had this last week and it was indeed, great.

Janel, I had been steaming my aspargus for the longest time until I discovered how easy roasting them would be...and what a crisp taste!

Thank you Girlichef, Branch, WC and Laquet! Oh yeah...love that pie :-)

Kim said...

Looks like a lovely dinner! I LOVE the Fresh Market and I wish I could shop there all the time for everything! I haven't tried that cheese before, but double or triple cream cheese sound appealing to me :D

Birthday dinner - Crab cakes, cheese grits, champagne and a lovely evening!

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