Last Night, Max and Simon, two of the nicest guys you're likely to meet, jointly celebrated their 21st birthdays with a special dinner in the Old Library. Leaving nothing to chance, the birthday duo chose a lovely menu, worthy of such a special occasion!
We began the birthday dinner with a smooth duck liver and rosemary pâté, accompanied by apricot chutney and sliced ciabatta. Pâté (pronounced pah-TAY) is French for "pie." It is traditionally served baked in a crust (en croûte) or molded as a terrine. The crust, interestingly enough, was not originally intended to be eaten, but to hold the pâté together.
Dauphinoise potatoes are a rich and indulgent example of French cuisine, and the perfect accompaniment to the lean, sweet-tasting pork, and the tangy red cabbage!
Vegetarians were served a main course of ricotta, sweet potato and spinach ravioli. However, the chefs were to busy to photograph this dish, hence the file photo below.