This year my husband and I have decided to stay in for New Year’s Eve and welcome in 2009 with his parents and 4 very dear friends. Each guest will take home a personalized wine glass (I used paint pens from Michael’s; wine glasses from Target.) My husband’s family is in the process of planting a vineyard, and everyone who is coming enjoys wine very much. We decided to go with a sort of tasting menu with French wine pairings (well, minus the prosecco in the cocktails!)
Here’s to some of our 2009 resolutions: enjoy each other, enjoy family and friends, and enjoy good food and wine by entertaining more often in our home. Happy Near Year!
Fallen Goat Cheese Souffles on Wilted Spinach
Les Fontanelles Sauvignon Blanc (Southern France) 2007
Grand Marnier Creme Brulee with Chocolate Ginger Shards
Chateau d’Arche Sauternes (Bordeaux) 2005
For the midnight champagne toast:
Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Rose 2000