Valentine Day turned out to be dreary in terms of the weather. Since moving out of the hubub of the city, we are less likely to drive in on rainy days. We luckily, however, were invited to Gretchen and Jeremy's house to enjoy Lobster Thermidor. What a nice treat! Gretchen and Jeremy are cooking through Julia Child's recipes and we were wondering if they could top the Christmas Boeuf Bourguignon. They did, indeed!
I am not going to give you this recipe, but instead direct you to this site: http://www.oprah.com/food/Lobster-Thermidor where you can find all the details. It seems that Oprah has many of Julia Child's recipes on her site including notes and tips of preparation. Very impressive! Lobster Thermidor is so rich that a simple salad and bread are all that are needed to round out the meal.
Before dinner, we decided to enjoy a variation of Cosmopolitans. A pink cocktail seemed the perfect aperatif. John concocted this delightful martini-like drink for us. The technique and the ingredients are what make it a hit. Be sure to chill the glasses, first by filling them with icy water. A warm martini is no good!
2 jiggers Grey Goose vodka
1/2 jigger Triple Sec
Juice of a fresh lime
1 jigger of cranberry juice
Combine all in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and pour into chilled , glasses. Can be garnished with a sliver of lime.
Jeremy and John treated Gretchen and me to one fine Valentine Dinner. Thanks, guys!