As you know, La Diva loves her lamb so this holiday dinner was going to focus on Mediterranean flavors as well as utilizing what was in my farm share. If you didn’t like garlic, darlings, this was NOT the place for you! Last week’s farm share included some lovely white beets, which I thought would fit in nicely with the theme of the meal.
Well, darlings, I’m SO GLAD I DID! First course for dinner was a ROASTED WHITE BEET SALAD with Greek feta, toasted pine nuts, baby arugula, balsamic and a quality green fruity olive oil dressing. The beets were super tasty and sweetened even more when they caramelized from the roasting, just as I had imagined. The creamy, pungent cheese and the crunch of the nuts combined with the peppery arugula to create a very MORE-ISH salad and an excellent starter!
I served the beet green pasta with grilled double lamb chops that I had marinated with preserved lemon and garlic. On top is a lovely pistachio mint pesto (click here for recipe, just substitute mint for the cilantro!) and a side of braised green beans with tomatoes and garlic! What a DIVALICIOUS holiday dinner! Rich and full of gusto, this meal’s flavors are typically Mediterranean and takes one’s tastebuds to the Greek Isles! OPA!cooking class, cocktails, parties, cocktail party, Miami, coral gables, events, bartending class, cocktail class, Laura Lafata, Miami Beach, miami cooking classes, bachelorette parties, bachelorette party
Originally posted 2009-04-14 13:20:00.