Friday, March 31, 2006

Fine French Food

Julie and all of you who wonder about French food, this one is for you!

I was invited to a French culinary school for dinner last night. It was a fantastic 5 course meal. Finally, I understand the reputation of French cuisine.

The appetizers, well, I have no idea what they were, except for a smoked fish in cream and more cream. But cream is a good thing. It was followed by veal with a tomato puree which wasn't very good.

However, my main course was awesome! I had veal with liver, baby onions, eggplant and basil in a light cream sauce. The veal was perfectly cooked. Personally, I liked this part of the meal the best, but the cheese and dessert part was good, too.

For those of you who don't know, the French serve cheese between the main course and dessert. I love cheese. It is one of my favorite things in life, so I liked being able to choose from 8 different varieties.

And they certainly didn't slouch on the desserts. There was a strawberry tart, chocolate tart, chocolate cake, banana soup, and about 10 more choices I can't remember. The banana soup one of the most unique flavors I have ever tasted and it was heavily spiked with rum. Alcohol in the dessert is always a good combination.

It was a really nice experience!


Moment said...

Sounds good. Especially the dessert. mmm...chocolate cake.

thebluechild said...

Banana soup? BANANA Soup??!! Was it hot? That is sooo weird! BANANA SOUP???! The rest sounds great tho! Will have to try french food for a change. So far I've been restricted to just french fries! ;-)

Diamond Lil said...

Mmmmmmmm...french cheese

MaMaMe said...

it all sounds very yummy.

Angela in Europe said...

Yes, the banana soup was different, but good. It was a little warm and it had rum and cinnamon in it.

Vanessa said...

It all sounds good and I love cheese, too. French desserts are great, and I'd love to try banana soup. I've never heard of it.

Julie said...

Oooohhhh! Sounds DELICIOUS! Lucky you to get an invite like that. Your main course is the one that sounds really good to me. Although it all sounds wonderful.