I embarrassed my daughter last year somewhat by describing the dinner I was going to cook for her birthday party as a type of father-to-daughter love letter. I’ll not do that again, but I’m pretty pleased that she asked me to cook for her and her friends again this year. I’ve got a tentative menu planned, including a couple of Thomas Keller dishes, but she may have me tweak it a bit. It is her birthday, you know.
Gougères (French Cheese Puffs)
Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Red Beet Chips (Keller)
Baby Spinach with Avocado and Grapefruit, Poppy Seed Dressing (Thanks, Ann Cashion)
Farfalle with Pesto, White Beans, and Local Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sautéed Curry Chicken Breasts with Tarragon Butter Sauce, Pole Bean Ragout (Keller)
Raspberry Buttermilk Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache, White Chocolate Ice Cream (Thanks, Crumb!)