The creative process is equally as important to me in the kitchen as it is in the art studio. Last night I gave a small dinner party with the help of my partner and together we put together a delicious combination of our favorite foods.
We didn't photograph everything but some of the highlights are shown below. Terry was in charge of appetizers and he made prosciutto wrapped around melon, too delicious to do justice with a photo. He also created the beautiful bruschetta.
Bruschetta with tomato and basil
(cheese platter in the background)
Our main course was Caesar salad, poached salmon with a cucumber dill sauce, Pici pasta (discovered when we visited Tuscany), sautéed asparagus, and Italian bread with dipping oil.
Poached Salmon with cucumber, radishes, lemon, and dill
Pici pasta with olive oil, basil, parsley, and parmesan cheese
Pici is a thick, hand-rolled pasta, like a fat spaghetti. It originates in the province of Siena in Tuscany; in the Montalcino area.
I have to admit I got carried away with desserts - red velvet cake, lemon cookies, fresh fruit platter, and vanilla ice cream topped with mixed berries.