Well, we here at WIJW have been taking a few moments to recuperate from recent holiday festivities! We’ve been missing you terribly in the interim, though, and so we thought to briefly share a recap of our glorious WIJW Christmas dinner – a felicitous feast made possible via the guidance of our friend, the brilliant Chef Alex Hitz, author of My Beverly Hills Kitchen.
Our champagne flutes filled and suitable toasts made, Hitz had us start off with his Smoked Salmon Tartar on Cucumber Rounds…with whetted appetites, we moved on to a lovely Lobster Bisque, and then to a ravishing Roast Tenderloin of Beef and Horseradish Sauce with sides of his famous “Potatoes Patio” and asparagus (all served with the most marvelous Médoc). We concluded with an exquisite coconut pudding, and washed it all down with another round of champagne!
As you know, I do love dressing a table, and, in keeping with the occasion, I went for an elegant setting comprised of: English kings silver flatware, Black Aves china by Royal Crown Derby paired with antique Bavarian soup plates, antique ruby water glasses, Baccarat Brummel wine glasses, candle sticks and decanters, antique Christofle serving pieces, antique white linen napkins, and a white melon tureen by Este as the perfect centerpiece.
Needless to say, this was a Christmas dinner to remember! I hope many of our WIJW readers had a chance to reference Alex Hitz’s new book for their own culinary creations this holiday season–I’ve certainly made it an indispensable part of my kitchen!
Stay tuned—we do indeed have some fun posts planned ahead, including (but not limited to) a January trip to Lyford Cay for their Design Weekend, and a winter getaway to St. Barths!
We trust you are all enjoying this time, celebrating family and friends, and treasuring each moment shared. We happen to think 2013 will be the best year yet.
Love, Light, and Blessings.