Christmas Eve Dinner
December 24, 2005

Clover Stornetta Organic Egg Nog

Snake River Kurobuta Bone-In Ham seasoned specially for David Rosengarten with Pineapple and Brandied Cherries*
(The ham was incredibly tender and wonderful! - Jack)
Scalloped Potatoes with Zamarano Cheese
Acorn Squash with Blood Orange
Brussels Sprouts with Maldon Sea Salt
“Cheddar” Cauliflower
from Love Farms

2000 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Kupfergrube Riesling Spätlese Nahe
2000 Müller-Catoir Gimmeldinger Mandelgarten Riesling Kabinett Pfalz
(Both wines were a great pairing for the ham, but neither wine showed well, including less acids than I would have expected. This tells me 2000 is a pretty poor vintage, as these are two top producers. - Jack)

Challah Rolls from Village Bakery
Isigny St Mere Extra Fin Butter

Buche de Noel from Michelle Marie’s Patisserie
Fiorucci’s Chocolate Gelato or Straus Family Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

*Basted with 2 cups of Pineapple Juice, 5 tsp of Delouis Lemon Mustard, 1/2-cup Brown Sugar, 2 tbsp Maple Syrup and about 1/4-cup Brandied Cherry Juice (or plain Brandy)

Rosengarten Ham

Note: The Kurobota ham was ordered from a mailing from David Rosengarten's Rosengarten Report.
We were very, very happy with it!

Rosengarten Ham


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