***Warning – do not read this if you are hungry***

On Saturday, I helped to prepare and serve this meal at Cuisine for three lucky couples who bid on the dinner at a local school auction. On the menu:

Appetizer
Antipasti platter
Served with Prosecco

First course
Poached fresh mozzarella in tomato broth

Pasta course
Handmade herbed mascarpone tortellini
with roasted wild mushrooms, sauteed in truffle butter

Intermezzo

Entree
Grilled double-cut lamb chops with tomato-olive ragu,
creamy rosemary-parmesan potatoes,
and charred asparagus

Salad
Escarole, apple, fennel salad in a lemon-honey vinaigrette
with sugared pine nuts

Dessert
Buttermilk panna cotta with poached spiced winter fruit
and almond wafers
served with iced Limoncello
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