A Gourmet Mardi Gras

It was a festive Mardi Gras last night at the home of Mike and Betty Ann Dalberg as The Gourmet Club got together once again to whip up a theme dinner. This time Mardi Gras was the theme and everyone was involved.

The Appetizers were served up by Carrie and Phil first with Cajun Spiced Walnuts, followed by a Spinach and Artichoke Dip and concluding with Spicy Shrimp and Sausage Skewers with Creole Mustard Dipping Sauce. This was served with A.Charbaut et Fils a Epernay-France and a Piper Sonoma Brut Select Cuvee-Sonoma

The Entree (pictured at the top and left) was prepared by the hosts, Betty Ann and Mike (with a special guest appearance by Nina). Served buffet style was a Mardi Gras Salad, a Jumbalaya recipe by Emeril, and a Mandeville Bread Pudding. This was served with A 2008 Ferrari-Carrano Fume Blanc.

The Dessert, prepared by Marlene and Brittany Pickell, was a Bourbon Praline Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream served with a 2001 Dolc De L'ObacCollita, Priorat 5 Barriques Propietari Pastrana & Jarque Elaborat, Criat
Embotellat Pels Cellars Gratallops-Spain

A SlideShow of the evening is available by clicking here.

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