A great night at Le Café de Paris in Boise at the French Tapas Night. It really was a celebration night and it was good to have Maize and Margaret and Susan with us. Mac – pictured to the left – did not make it to the party with us. But he did have some awesome Grilled Buffalo with Sauce Diane and Morel Mushrooms, Baked Potato with Fresh Chives and Sour Cream and Grilled Purple Asparagus Raft with Balsamic Vinegar. He didn’t go hungry! My only problem is that I did not take a photo of all of the tapas! What a dumb mistake. I’ll just have to go back to the next party or First Thursday Night at Le Café de Paris to make up for this monumental blunder. Such penance. (Mathieu – did you get the Huckleberry Jam and Perrine magnet that we left?) In the meantime, here are some photos that I did get. Enjoy!

A Côtes du Provence Rosé that was excellent!

2006 Château Plo Du Roy that was superb with our tapas. A good blend of 70% Sirah and 30% Grenache. Everyone enjoyed it.

POMME de TERRE en CROUTE
potato puff pastry, melted leek puree, toasted truffle parmesan

SALADE de BETTERAVES
bruléed beets, seared arugula, mustard vinaigrette

BRAISES QUICHE NAVET
braised turnip, marinated eggplant, tarragon crème fraiche

ESCARGOTS au CHAMPAGNE
caramelized mushroom, garlic confit

CASSOULET de CANARD
elk sausage, pearl onions

FUME MAISON UNIQUE
house smoked sole, oven-dried tomato fried capers

An awesome Muscat that was superb with the dessert.

DESSERT TAPA
TARTE TATIN de PECHE
house made chantilly

Pear Tarte
We are never allowed to leave without taking home some fresh made breakfast. In this case, a great breakfast pear dessert. No, not a chocolate croissant or something just as tempting. But nonetheless, just as good! Great with a fresh brewed El Pico coffee.