Thursday, November 27, 2008

It's Over

First things first: last night's BLT at the Park Lunch, the quintessential hometown bar, was the perfect sandwich. I'm a purist. Give me white bread, ample mayo, a decent tomato, lots of iceberg, and crispy lettuce. Enough said.

In lieu of an actual post, I'm just going to post tonight's menu. And the next time I offer to cook for this many people, I hope someone reminds me how crazy the whole notion is.

Prosecco with Ginger Cranberry Syrup
Buffalo Trace Bourbon and Maple Cocktails

Smuttynose IPA, Portsmouth, NH
Ommegang Witte, Cooperstown, NY
Ommegang Abbey Ale, Cooperstown, NY

Lieb Family Cellars Chardonnay, North Fork, NY
Raphael 'La Fontana' Meritage, North Fork, NY

Sauteed Shrimp and Chorizo
Endive with Blue Cheese and Caramelized Pear
Mushroom Pesto Crostini
Homemade Guacamole and Blue Corn Chips
Marinated Olives and Corinchons
Sea Scallop Ceviche

Main Courses:
Brined Turkey and Gravy
Bread Stuffing
Traditional Cranberry Sauce
Milk and Butter Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Winter Vegetables
Sauteed Green Beans and Shallots
Balsamic-Glazed Onions

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle
Butterscotch Blondies
Aunt Linda's Farm Cakes

Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all a good night.

Park Lunch
181 Merrimac Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

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