|It was lovely! Flowers by Holly Flora|
and Apple Butter
(with Ginger-Cardamom-Rosewater) by Full Moon Pickles!
Special Birthday Aperitif with Carob, Vanilla and Pink Peppercorn
Butternut Squash and Sage Soup
Pomegranate Braised Lamb Shanks
Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips
Brussel Sprout and Parsley Leaves in Black Truffle Oil
Mint-Pistachio-Meyer Lemon Gremolata
with Asian Pears and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
in Balsamic Vinaigrette
Chocolate Chili Torte
with Hachiya Persimmon and Bourbon Maple Whipped Cream
|Eden and Marty pretending they are shorter than me!|
|A magical birthday spirit! Vodka infused with vanilla,|
carob from Holly's farm in Ojai and pink pepper corns
from the giving trees of Griffith Park.
|A torte de force!|
Chocolate Chili Torte, served with Hachiya Persimmon
and Bourbon Maple Whipped Cream
told me they filmed an episode of Top Chef here.
|It was a dark and stormy night...|
with occasional drips of rain through
the tin roof!
Smog Shoppe's kitchen is outdoors!
I like how my eyes look like the
candle flame here.