12/1/17

Austrian Autumn Supper

Autumn just happens to be my favorite season. The crisp air, apple stands, pumpkins for sale everywhere, cornstalks, , hay rides, I love it all.

And the leaf color….Is there anything more beautiful?

Being away 5 days each week doesn’t leave a lot of time to connect with old friends and enjoy the season with an autumn supper.

 It takes determination to make the schedules agree and set a date.

And that’s just what happened on a beautiful autumn October evening.

Mr. Finely Done had the perfect menu in mind. Once I knew the menu, I had the table décor in mind

Our Guinea Pigs, I mean special friends, enjoy a food adventure,  and we were all looking forward to an evening of food, fun and adventure.

Chef Mr. Finely Done,  has the kitchen for the night. He’s the best and we look forward to the creative cuisine he comes up with.

Austrian Food it would be, None of us have ever been and will probably never visit the country of Austria.  An evening in Austria, how lovely.

We began the meal with a toast to the evening with Austrian wine.

.Blauer Zweigelt-Red
Gruner Veltliner-White

The table was set and looked quite autumnish and hopefully Austrian.

 

Each place setting had the Austrian menu by the plate. No guess work in what we were eating.

Those copper bowls were just perfect for the squash soup, our starter for the evening.

 

 

 

And the rest of the meal……….drum roll please….

The entrée is breaded pork chop. The veggies I think you can figure out.

The dessert was chocolate chip pumpkin cake topped with vanilla ice crème.

It disappeared before I got a picture. Sorry.

One guest commented that this was the best international dinner so far.

I would have to agree that it was a perfect evening.

The ccombination of dear friends who had missed each other, the autumn evening and the good food made it an evening we would remember for a long time.