This post may be a little late (Easter fell on the eve of our trip to the countryside), but I had to mention our Easter feast! Last year, Adam and I were inspired by Richard Olney’s woodfired lamb brochettes (crazy organ photos that really take me back here). For 2012, I wanted to stick with the lamb theme, but not skew so… experimental.
This year’s dinner was a spectacular group effort: I made a shaved fennel salad with fresh green chickpeas, fava beans, dill, and mint, as well as roasted fingerling potatoes, glazed carrots, and a plum tart; James brought a mouthwatering Bandol rosé (my favorite!), Brian made a bacon-avocado-quinoa salad (total dude food!), Chloe baked delicate date cakes, and Jessica hauled over the star of the night, two hulking lamb shoulders, which sous-vide cooked at Laloux overnight. She meant business — and the leftovers were made into the perfect road trip sandwiches the next day, shredded and packed into a baguette with lots of Dijon mustard and leftover fennel.