Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The day before Thanksgiving we were invited to dine at the Stein Erickson Lodge in Deer Valley--with dear friends. Don't confuse the deers. Locally, it is known as "Steins". And it is known locally in my body (stomach and mouth) as divine. Nothing like a pre-Thanksgiving feast.
The service, ambiance, location, and company were to die for. (I hesitate using that phrase ever since Lucy passed away. Silly, I know, but I take phrases about dying and death so much more literally now).
We started things off with a cheese plate, an asparagus dish of some sort, organic spinach salad, and a whole bunch of fancy words and ingredients thrown in. I long to be a wordsmith, not just to express feelings and emotions, but to describe food. Sometimes I can't decide which is more of a treat--the actual food, or hearing the description of the dishes being served: (savory local Utah lamb chops with braised lamb shoulder. Served with sunchokes and cipollini onions, smothered in yam puree and drizzled with garam masala sauce) Umm...ok. I'll take it. You have no idea how giddy it makes me.
I wish I would have taken a photo of the hand-dipped chocolates we took home with us. They were the most beautiful things I'd ever seen (in the edible department...unless you count Lucy and Peter). And beyond their beauty, they were DELISH. The curry chocolate was my favorite.
Thank you, Brad and Susan, for such a fun evening!
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