"My multi-course dream dinner would be: oysters poached in Champagne with a touch of unfiltered raspberry vinegar; Spanish Jamon Iberico de Bellota with caviar and creme fraiche (I can't have a menu without Spanish ham!); endive and baby green salad with candied walnuts, pomegranate seeds, blue cheese, orange segments, and a vinaigrette made of toasted walnut oil and pear Champagne vinegar; coq au vin with mashed potatoes; warm hazelnut cake with raspberry sorbet and candied hazelnuts; and don't forget a bottle of Recaredo Gran Reserva Cava 2005!!!
The reasoning behind these choices, is the first two hors d'oeuvres or snacks are perfect for feeding to each other, very romantic bites! I also love coq au vin because it can be made in advance, making the prep very easy, but it is rich, delicious and perfect for a cold February night by the fire." —Katie Button (Curate in Asheville, NC)