Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Dinner 2011

As the families all have different holiday vacation plans, this year's traditional year-end dinner with the kakis has been planned on the last day of the year when everyone is back instead of the usual Christmas dinner. I will start my preparation tomorrow and will post the menu in my next post.

Nevertheless, few (in fact 4 out of the 5 families) of us still met up at CJ's place on Christmas day for a potluck dinner. It was a simple and straight forward dinner but we had a great time and some interesting wine.

Great effort from CJ and Jazz for the table setup

Candle and aromatherapy diffuser gave a "Balance and Harmony" ambience

I felt like I was in an old British Colonial hotel :) 

Dinner is served

The kids have their setup too

Seafood Salad prepared by Jazz

Eeleen's Lasagna

My creation - Stewed Oxtail with butter rice

CJ's Peach Trifle topped with Pistachio

We started the night with this Chablis... dry and full of aroma... I like!

The salad was paired with this creamy Pinot Gris from Central Otago, New Zealand.

Australia Hunter Valley's Margan Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

International Wine Challenge 2011winner - La Chamiza Martin Alsina Malbec  

McLaren Vale Rosemount Blend

Fresh nose with apricots, pineapple and honey - Chateau Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes 2008

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