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e cooks: roast chicken, gratin dauphinoise, lemon tart

Since we got some lovely feedback on e’s cooking last time, I thought I would label all future posts of him playing the chef, “e cooks”. Hopefully having his own little category here will encourage him to continue upping his game in the kitchen!

Without further ado, last friday we had our friends C & J over for dinner and the three course menu was:

Salad with fine herbs and lardons

Roast chicken, haricot vert with shallots and garlic, gratin dauphinoise

Lemon tart.

All recipes from his beloved new Thomas Keller cookbook (it was like Christmas day on prozac the day he received this mammoth of a book from Amazon).

There’s no denying it – the man can cook.

J told me specifically to mention how much he enjoyed the meal on the blog – thanks J! C decided that her favourite part was the dessert. She didn’t need to tell us, as she chipped away at it while we played Taboo. The boys wanted revenge for last time, but it didn’t happen. Better luck next time guys! (High five, C.)

Although it’s always nice to go out to a restaurant with friends, I think I personally prefer having an intimate and cosy dinner at home with nice company. We can light up the candles and put on any music  we like and relax on the sofa after all the food.

Yes, the cooking part can be hard work, but if you enjoy it and you are passionate about it then it’s worth it for all the praise you get. Right, E?

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  • Reply To The River

    I am sending my compliments too! But sadly the hand goes through the monitor only in the sci-fi movies, right? 🙂 There are some dessert that are just not in common in some regions and here that is anything related to lemon (walnuts and chocolate are the main stars). So now I am very tempted to try it, note to myself:)

    November 13, 2013 at 8:25 am
  • Reply jennie

    Oh my gosh, the lemon tart looks beautiful! <3 Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

    November 13, 2013 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Jane

    i want a bite of that dessert! looks so so delicious. and i love taboo. so hilarious to play. we live so far away from our friends. one of the things we most is playing board games with them! 🙂

    November 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply miho

    that's so interesting! although you can't go wrong with chocolate and walnuts 😉 x

    November 13, 2013 at 6:29 pm
  • Reply miho

    it was quite the fancy dessert – i will pass your compliments on 🙂 x

    November 13, 2013 at 6:30 pm
  • Reply miho

    oh i wish you weren't so far from your friends. i know what that feels like. i wish you could join our game nights!! x

    November 13, 2013 at 6:31 pm
  • Reply Emma

    I always get so hungry whenever I look at your blog!Home cooked meals with friends are the best.Hmm maybe…

    November 13, 2013 at 7:05 pm
  • Reply ANDYSTYLE

    yummy :)http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

    November 13, 2013 at 8:33 pm
  • Reply Janie J

    Oh gosh taboo…I always lose a point for saying "sounds like"! Your blog is just bursting with delicious food! Loving it. 🙂

    November 13, 2013 at 11:40 pm
  • Reply Froso M.

    You are a lucky lady!xoxo,FrosoStyle Nirvana

    November 14, 2013 at 9:50 am
  • Reply Ice Pandora

    So lovely to have homemade food (are the best) with yourfriends c: the chicken and the lemon tart looks great! Xx

    November 14, 2013 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Marla Rogers

    Bahaha what a way to tempt him into cooking feasts for you all the time! You're so smart! And I totally agree with you…I love eating out, but there's something really special about cooking and having people over into your own home. It makes it so much more personal I think. That tart looks divine by the way! You're so lucky to have a guy that can do all this for you haha. Those French know how to move around a kitchen that's for sure.

    November 15, 2013 at 9:54 pm
  • Reply Angela Bowron

    ooof! the roast chicken looks superb!

    November 17, 2013 at 10:48 pm
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