Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A party!

Not mine, but my friends' - Richard, Jeff, and Brett just moved into a condo together and hosted a housewarming last weekend. And I got to make some desserts for it! Macarons, red velvet cake with fondant, and corn salsa. The pictures of the party spread make me sad - lots of blur and artificial lighting, and my meager Aperture skills can't seem to save them. To do: get some sort of nice flash thing to partially avoid this in the future.

Progress photos of my desserts in an upcoming post!

Honey and raspberry macarons, by me!

Someone switched the macarons and macaroons just because I have a weird neurosis about them
The dessert spread. Clockwise from top left: Macarons, Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate, Red Velvet Cake, Blanc et Noir cake, Chocolate Orange Almond Torte
Cheese plate and truffle honey -  mmmm.
Richard, one of the hosts, prepared sous vide pork!
Searing the pork

Finished - cous cous topped with seared sous vide pork, roasted red and yellow peppers, and caramelized onions.
Cutting the cake 
I'm pleased with the contrast, if not the photo

Better photo of the red velvet. and Tim. Matchy matchy!
Red Velvet and Blanc et Noir


  1. Wow, this spread puts my brunch to shame! This looks lovely.

  2. Most of it was my friend - he stresses and spends DAYS preparing! Even my desserts took a day or two of prep. Your brunch looked great, btw - I really want to host my own sometime!