Celebrating New Years

I have not over looked Christmas.  We had a wonderful lunch at our friends’ house, Grace and Gian Carlo.  It was a multicourse affair featuring home made ravioli.  All very tasty.  Unfortunately I was in one room and my camera in another.  So no pictures.  Trust me, it was memorable. 

For New Year’s Eve we were at Dinah and Allen’s house in Lucignano.  They have a large, well suited for entertaining space and they enjoy giving a party.  The food was catered by the restaurant next door, Il Gochino. 

A number of folks who follow this blog enjoy seeing the food pictures so here they are. 

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Numbers in the pictures below correspond to the numbers on this list.

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5.Pecorino Bavarian with fava beans, sort of a light room temperature cheese mousse  Very tasty!

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4. I can’t read the description, but it was a light shrimp mousse wrapped in a light noodle


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3. Salmon crème brulee

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9. Broccoli with a saffron eggy/souffle bite. 

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8. Cured meat with a little cone of chopped fruit.  Very Tasty.


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10 The chef’s presentation of a traditional Tuscan dish, pinzimonio, a seasoned olive oil with raw vegetables.  Very tasty too.

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6. Brioche and foie gras with an onion compote

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2. Scallops with a potato puree and pistachios


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1. Scallops with avocado. 

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7  Traditional Tuscan New Years dish, lentils and pork

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The countertop was wearing its yule log.

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It was a dress up occasion, stylish foot wear was worn.

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Even the renaissance reindeer were wearing bells. 

It was a lovely evening, topped off with a fireworks viewing on the terrace of the whole valley welcoming in 2015.  Thanks for including us. 


1 Comment

  1. BK McCloud

    I can not think of a better place to spend New Year’s Eve! Lucignano, good friends,good food! What more could you ask?

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