Monday, November 21, 2011

Culinary Classique d' Elegance - Pebble Beach, CA

On Sunday evening a portion of my family assembled together to enjoy the 15th Annual Culinary Classique d' Elegance in Pebble Beach. The event is a main fundraiser for te "Meals On Wheels" program and we were thrilled to particpate in their efforts.
My buddy Kate and I enjoying a Pre-Dinner cocktail and enjoying the view.

James and Kate - I am so happy to have such great people to come home to!

My Dad, I am a lucky gal!

All the tables were decorated beautifully, just take a look at a few I snapped photos of:

Jennifer's Sister-in-laws. They are so pretty and I am so glad we got to spend more time with them!

Our chef was from the Courtside Cafe - Each table was assigned a different chef and I was so excited with the one we recieved. Check out our meal:

House made Salmon Sausage, with Fennel & Oven Dried Tomatoes over White Beans. This was my least favorite dish but I still polished it off because I was hungry!

Pan Roasted Squab Breast over Sauted Swiss Chard & Polenta Cake stuffed with Pancette, Asiago Cheese. A Roasted Squab Leg finshed with Demi glaze totalled sealed the deal. This by far, was my favorite part of the meal. Who would of thought I would love pigeon this much?!

Pomergrante Gelato with Lemon Syrup & Candied Lemon Peel. Great palate cleanser!

Seared Filet Mignon topped with Goat Cheese over wilted Arugula & Oven Roasted Potatoes - Cooked to a perfect medium rare. The goat cheese was a delicous accent to the meal. Others felt it may have been over powered.

Beet Salad with Cherry Tomatos and Basil - This was probably a little plain. It needed balsamic to brighten it up a bit, and maybe a little salt too.

Espresso Panna Cotta with Grand Marnier Whipped Cream & Crispy Florentine Cookie with Chocolate shavings. The best part of this dessert was the cookie! It was so tasty - a salty treat, almost like brittle.


California Dreamin'[amywitt] said...

WOW...Is all I can say!!
You look stunning.
That looks so glamorous and fun and the food looks divine!
Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Holy Shizz - all that food looks amazing! :D