Twenty years ago, Z was best man at the wedding of his mother’s cousin Ghassan (Gus) and his wife Elaine.For the first time in twenty years, we live in the same city as they do, so we were happy to be able to host them for an anniversary dinner chez nous last night. Our four (between us) children are all pretty close in age and were happy to eat pizza, watch a movie, and make videos of our dog jumping over various barriers in the basement. The four adults enjoyed a leisurely meal, including:
- Antipasto – country peppercorn pate, prosciutto, selection of olives, tapenade, cherry tomatoes, homemade french bread, and an Italian sparkling wine (Prosecco)
- Pork tenderloin in a sauce of mango chutney, white wine, and cream, creamy mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, accompanied by an Australian Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon (Wolf Bass).
- Red leaf lettuce salad with almonds, mandarin oranges, and shaved Parmesan
- Cheese plate
- Caramel Dacquoise from Dufflet
Gus and Elaine brought their wedding albums over and we enjoyed looking at our 20 years younger selves.To twenty more!