Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Christmas Blogging, Part 2

Christmas Day this year was spent with the "girls" at Castello Pomidori. The Contessa made a delicious meal of Slow Roasted Pork with Braised Fennel, Pommes Dauphinoise, and Spinach with Garlic, Raisins and Pine Nuts. Sassy brought along some of the best Christmas Cookies I have ever had. One of which was topped with a pear and ginger preserve that Sassy made. Boy were they good. For dessert, I made Tiramisu that, if I do say so myself, was dreamy. Buzzy had to work during the day so he arrived later in the day.

We started the afternoon watching a movie... The Big Eden, starring Ayre Gross. Boy, what a charmer that was. It was a very sweet movie about love delayed and it was just the right movie. I would highly recommend it. I don't want to review it here, but I do think you should see it.

Photos above show the guests and a view from the deck at Castello Pomidori.

All in all, it was a terrific Christmas. I am truly blessed with the best friends a person could have. And that's official!

Bareback Mountain... Not for kids!

It was just a matter of time...

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Christmas Blogging Part 1

We went out to dinner last night with the Contessa di Pomidori to a great restaurant called 902 Main in Yarmouth. Now Buzzy was hesitant saying that we were nuts to go out to dinner on a holiday after the terrible experience that we had on Thanksgiving at The "Regretta". His aprehension was not rewarded as we had a grand dinner there. From start to finish it was marvelous. The restaurant, situated in an odd sort of building that looks like a vacuum cleaner store from the outside, belies an interior that was decorated exrtravigantly for the holidays. Va Va Voom was the on ly way to describe it. It really looked great. The owner came by to seat us at a booth that was beautifully set and was generous with her welcome and best wishes for the holiday.

Dinner was exceptional. That is the only way to describe it. I will not bore you with the whole "he ordered this, and he ordered that" business. I will tell you what I ordered and leave it at that. I started with a Warm Duck Confit Salad that had crispy pancetta and golden beets tossed in field greens with haricost vert and topped with the duck. It had a sherry vinaigrette that was piquant but subtle. Fabulous! That was followed by Pan-seared Day Boat Scallops serveed with Sage and Parmesan Risotto. The scallops had a butternut squash flavored beurre blanc drizzled on them. My goodness... that dinner was great. Buzzy and the Contessa's dinners were equally superb.

I can only say that should I need to suggest a restaurant to a friend for a delicious, expertly prepared and served dinner, I will turn firstg to 902 Main. 10 stars!