It's only about a month late, but I, Shannon, Jennifer's faithful soup chef and gal Friday, am finally posting about the Ina-inspired French dinner I made to celebrate her promotion.
Menu and table ambiance for the evening.
Vichyssoise with cheese straws.
(clockwise from top) Mint-honey Greek yogurt, a slice of gruyere, apricot-filled cheese, lemon goat cheese.
Chicken with forty cloves and bacon-sauteed brussels sprouts.
Creme brulee with lavender sugar crust, a dollop of marscapone, blackberries, and a sprig of lavender.