Dinner Party Birthday Cake

I was very fortunate to be invited to a friends for a dinner party, a non-celebration of an impending birthday. With 8 courses and 6 wines it was quite the evening! Everything ,with the exception of the sorbet and the candied violets, was expertly home made.

Featuring 2 dessert courses: Birthday Cake & Poached Pears
Birthday Cake - Almond-Orange with Swiss Butter Cream
By 11:30 we staggered home slightly tipsy and overly stuffed.

Happy Non-birthday...Birthday Boy!

More after the jump....

The Menu

Poached Pears with Candied Violets
The Birthday Cake

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