Dinner @ La Casa de Meyer

A dinner invitation to La Casa de Meyer sounds like a rare occurrence. It is definitely one to be treasured. What a FABULOUS meal…

First course:

Handmade pasta. Stripped with saffron and chili peppers, then stuffed with cheeses and chives,  I was reminded how to fill and then close and shape tortellini (It has been over 10 years since I folded tortellini with the Bellizini family in Chicago). Add a perfectly seared scallop and a buttery white wine (and other good stuff) for a FABULOUS pairing with the 2008 Syrah from Kontos Cellars.

Second course:

Layers of one of my favorite food combination – tomatoes and avacados. 

  • First layer – tomato confit
  • Second layer – more tomatoes – yellow this time
  • Third layer – the perfectly ripe avocado
  • Fourth layer – shredded crab
  • Fifth layer – ahi tuna

Third course:

“Roast beast” in the form of a perfectly seared filet with a salty, garlicy crust. Side of asparagus, the best vegetable around this time of year. 

Dessert:

I derailed the chef’s plan for banana crepes as I had eaten the perfect amount. Instead, one dark chocolate covered carmel with sea salt from Boehm’s Candies was the perfect end to a FABULOUS meal! (At least it was in my opinion).

Parting thought – I hope to get a breakfast invitation some day.

The location:

Undisclosed. Luckily I didn’t have to be blind-folded to get there. 

Author: sheilashultz

Search marketer by day, full-time Mom by night...always looking for ways to find a few moments of "me" time.

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