An Ode to 1959

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The menu for Barbie's 50th birthday celebration:

Tray-passed savory hors d'oeuvres

-- Diled small farm eggs

with Creole spice and a pinch of cayenne

-- The perfect tea sandwich

with smoked salmon, creme fraiche and chives

-- Mini Beef Wellington

with wild mushroom pastry and classic hollandaise sauce

-- California slider (ground sirloin with coleslaw,

grilled onions and Thousand Island dressing on buttermilk bun)

-- Coney Island hot dog in blanket glazed in sweet hot mustard and thyme

-- Mini Monte Cristo with ham, Swiss and strawberry jam

-- Chicken pot pie

made in individual tart shells with spring vegetables,

bechamel and slowly roasted chicken

-- Creamy tomato soup

served with fried green tomato and cheddar cheese sandwiches


-- Chef-carved, slow-roasted prime rib with horseradish whipped cream, classic bearnaise sauce, red wine bordelaise and au jus

served with warm brioche buns

-- Individual Caesar salad bundles with Caesar dressing "Muesso and Frank style"

-- Twice-baked potatoes filled with sour cream, chive and cheddar

-- Crispy onion rings

served with house-made ketchup

-- Jumbo shrimp cocktail

served on crushed ice with horseradish cocktail sauce


-- Tray-passed s'mores for the fire pit

-- Graham crackers with pink marshmallows and Dylan's Candy Barbie chocolate bars

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