Interspersed with scrabulous moves and phonecalls, Julian and I spent Christmas day cooking and feasting.
THE MENU that emerged at a very slow pace, over seven hours was this:
A walk on soft moss in the blazing winter sun
Six Gillardeau oysters
Roasted langoustines with a fennel, lemon and chili salsa.
Foie gras on toast
Saussignac, Chateau Court les Mûts 2004
Velouté of Cardoons and Chestnuts
Roast venison, with red wine sauce and chanterelles.
Roasted potatoes with sage and pancetta
Chateauneuf du Pape, Domaine de Brousset 2004
Bread and butter pudding.
A good sob on the sofa in front of the film 'Once'.
What did you have?