We love the movies, and we love to cook! So, every year, we celebrate Oscar Night, foodie style ;).
We love going to restaurants, trying new things, and then trying to replicate them at home! So, this year, we decided to try making Escargot (guessing as best we could from the flavors we tasted at Le Fou Frog on our Valentine's Date)
They used tomato instead of lemon, and we loved it – ours turned out, well, almost as good! And we were super excited for our son to get to try them (he's a bit of a foodie, too).
My husband worked on the Steak Au Poirvre with a Brandy Sauce, while I worked on the rest
And, his steak truly was a little taste of heaven. As was the Souffle Au Chocolat I baked us for dessert
We watched the Red Carpet special while we cleaned up the kitchen
and finished just in time to sit down, relax, and enjoy the Oscars
(and a bit of tracing Dresden petals and centers for me ;)!
We were really rooting for Viggo Mortenson – we thought he did an incredible job in the movie "Captain Fantastic" – which was our favorite of all of the Oscar Nominees this year (though we still haven't had the chance to see La La Land)!
Great food, great show – it was a night to remember ;).
PS To keep it simple, we choose a few of the more complicated French recipes (the escargot, steak au proivre, and soufflé in this case, and then add in some simple things we cook all the time (roasted asparagus, baked potatoes, bread)! It also helps to keep the dishes down to a minimum ;)