Well, hello again! Welcome to 2013. Welcome to Abacaxi & Hortelã!
It's been a while!
Enjoyed a short break during the holiday season.
Of course I prepared a nice diner for my parents and some friends for Christmas Day.
I chose for a bit of an unusual combination of colours to decorate the table: aubergine (eggplant colour) and turquoise.
As I was the cook, I, unfortunately, didn't have time to take pictures of the food I prepared...
But this was on the menu:
Trio d'amuses: goat cheese/apricot bite, mascarpone/macadamia nut crème brulée & quick roasted scallop with sesame seeds and soy sauce
Beetroot soup with wodka, sour cream and mint
Filet of duck breast with roasted figs and a red wine - forest fruit syrup
Monk fish with mango salsa, mashed parsnip/potato, grilled green vegetables
Lemon cheesecake with speculoos and blue berries
Coffee/tea & some sweet little indulgences
Yes, it was pretty good if I may say so myself ;)
And between Christmas and new years Eve we visited Berlin...
But that story will have to wait till next time :)
Have a great new week in this New Year where everything is still possible!