Sunday, October 5, 2014

An Indian summer dinner with friends in Anderson Valley

Last Sunday marked our friends Grace and Scott's seventh wedding anniversary. Crazy how time goes by - I still remember their beautiful fall ceremony in the garden at the Boonville Hotel, celebrating their union surrounded by extended family and many friends. Exactly seven years later we got to spend a sunny anniversary Sunday with them and six year old Tasman, enjoying a warm Indian Summer day at the ranch in Anderson Valley {a favorite place, tugged into the Mendocino Ridge hills high above Philo} - raising a glass to the occasion and sharing a casual sunset dinner ...

the location.
a ranch in anderson valley, california
the menu.
~ lemon & olive oil marinated fennel with burrata & mint { a favorite Food52 find }
~ pork shoulder braised in milk with sage & rosemary { via Tasting Table } 
~ ratatouille provencal with shaved parmigiano reggiano
~ gluten free apple crostata with a polenta almond crust { recipe here } & whipped cream

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