Gamer's Dinner 2006-2007

3/30/2007 Dinner
4/1/2006 Game

Another great dinner this year with a large crowd for dinner, we barely all fit in the
two car garage. Although this kept Mike very busy in the kitchen all the way through
Saturday, he didn't have to worry about the game on Sunday since this year he
got to be a player! Special thanks to Emily, Val, and Jon for putting together a fun
adventure for us all, and those of us that got the carrot thank you even more.
(BTW Patty is still waiting for her stick with thorns and poison)
Link to Gamer's Dinner 2005

The courses:

Amuse Bouche:

Grilled Salmon Pizza
Crème Fraiche, Caviar and Dill



Bundle of Petite Asparagus Spears
Bacon and Sunny Side-Up Quail Egg


Cold Spring Pea Soup
Sour Cream and Baked Pea Cracker


Charmoula Rubbed Local Halibut
Black Olive and Orange Broth, Pearl Couscous


Free Form Duck Leg Lasagna
Thyme Flecked Pasta, Onion Marmalade, Natural Jus


Rose Petal Sorbet
Gewurztraminer Gelée



Chicken "Gran-Mère"
Split Pea Ragu and Pink Salt


Beef Stew "Kakuni" on Pommes Puree
Watercress Salad, Horseradish Shavings


Pecorino Romano Custard
Grape and Almond Chutney, Crispy Cheese Tuile

Picture Missing -- Maybe someone will send me a picture this year!


Peppery Greens and Grapefruit Salad
Lemon Vinaigrette


Baked Strawberry
Sizchuan Peppercorn Infused Huckleberry Coulis

Hot Dessert:

Minted Chocolate Cake
Crème de Menthe Glaze

Cold Dessert:

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream
Caramelized Pineapple Compote


Assorted Macaroons


The People:

Bay Area
Michael, Celia, and Shane Weller
Terry, Lorie, and Sophie Barwegen
Joe and Ginny Buccelli
Jennifer and Dave Krull
Clay and Patty Maeckel
Vlad Marincovic
Rick Reynolds and Bill
Scott Beyer and Paul Hawkins
Tayor and Carol
Roland, Nan, RC, and Lauren Kippenhan
Lisa Rose
Lori Haggbloom

Syd, Jade, Elizabeth, and Thomas Polk

California Foothills
Foster Atwood

Southern California
Steve, Val, and Amy Grover
Keith and Lori Holt
Bill, Laura, Victoria, and Katie-Mei Stegner

Emily Grover and Jeremy

John Bellando


Dinner/Game Pictures:

Pre-dinner pre-game

Before the feast

I'm not DMing this year!

Patty hit the floor early

Working our way to the garage for dinner

One of the desserts in preparation

During dinner

Terry has found his calling

More dinner

I gift you a box that you cannot open

Still waiting (and drinking)

Success and much happiness

Final character generation (without the carrot)

Final encounter

Wrap up and goodbyes



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