Wouldn’t it be lovely to see the decades of your life like grazing through a menu of lovely food dishes? If every decade could be so tasty and palatable. Certainly, each decade has been memorable.
Jack brought some fresh seafood from Vancouver when flying in and preparing a 6-course birthday dinner for me. He was mysterious about it prior to the culinary cookathon. All I knew was there would be a bakery-bought gourmet cake. Quite typical how we celebrate each other’s birthday over the years, an elegant gourmet cake from a bakery.
Not surprisingly in true Jackish fashion, he served smoked tuna loin on artisan bread –an invention of his. Then there was delicate lobster bisque, followed by gently sautéed Digby scallops with a sauce, esacargots, a salmon fillet with his handmade spaetzle on the side with a white wine sauce over green peas, a veggie I love.
The seafood extravaganza was topped by a matcha tea cheesecake from a favourite local bakery. Our meal was graced with red wine I had bought over 4 years ago when we went cycling in the Burgundy wine region in France.
There was no food meaning match for each decade of life. Just a creative tour de force fun to see its creation and to savour.