Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Eve 2009

On the eve of the arrival of 2010, the best thing I could imagine happening at the Roediger House was a late-evening feast and the first lighting of a fire in the new fireplace. And that's the way it was.

First course: jumbo lump crab cake with homemade garlic-chili-lime aioli.



Main course: garlic and rosemary roasted leg of lamb, sugar snap peas, pimiento cheese grits, homemade golden potato bread, and 2005 Layer Cake shiraz. Palate cleanser: gingered pear sorbet.



I'd prepped the logs and had them at the ready for the near-midnight-lighting:



How I do love a good wood fire:



...and the nice glow it puts out:

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