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My mother was a great cook. My father loved to eat.
I am the Man from Pawtucket and this is my story. Here you will find a collection of observations, from Central Falls to Central Park, from Pawtucket to Paris, about Eating Well. Bon Appetit.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Year's Eve 2008

Happy New Year!

We had a small get together with friends Monday night, ringing in the new year with EatingWells. We started the evening with a glass of my son’s special aperitif – The Pink Panther – Champagne with a splash (really a dash) of pomegranate juice.

We made fondue with a mixture of
Appenzeller, Emmental, and Swiss Gruyere cheeses and served with some delicious “stirato “ baguettes from Sullivan Street Bakery. http://www.sullivanstreetbakery.com/ These seem to have the right amount of chewiness without being too light or too heavy. Our friends brought homemade cod cakes and stuffed mushrooms with spinach and mozzarella. The kids had chicken wings, mini pizzas and tacos.

For desert we continued with the dipping theme and had a special “Argentine” chocolate fondue served with fruit (the stirato bread tasted pretty good in the chocolate). My brother, as usual, baked some macaroons and apple cake with dried fruits.

All of the food was well matched with the Proseco, Champagne and Cabernet Sauvignon from California.

It was a great way to start 2008 and a good time was had all.