In 2013 my friend Gina won the dinner, but we haven't fulfilled it previously because my kitchen was under renovation for a number of months. Finally on Friday night we had the 2013 Honey of a Dinner (a year late!)
I set the table with my good china and it all looked really lovely:
The honey comb trivets in the center of the table were a gift from my friend and fellow beekeeper, Julia, in honor of my new kitchen. The bee napkin rings came from my brother Barry.
First we had a delicious cocktail called the Bees Knees made with Hendricks Gin and lavender infused honey syrup (like simple syrup only with honey). I forgot to take a photo of our drink. With that we had an appetizer of a sunflower seed encrusted goat cheese log, served with raspberries and mint and drizzled with honey.
Then we had a soup: Pumpkin Soup with honey and cloves.
The main dish was a pork loin marinated in a honey marinade and served with gremolata and a Canadian buttermilk honey yeast roll (sorry, the only photo is not in focus - maybe it was the bees knees or the wine!):
We had the salad after the entree, European style. The salad was a Honey Roasted Pear salad with verjus dressing and bleu cheese.
Then we had a dessert of homemade profiteroles with honey lavender ice cream (also I made the ice cream).
It was such a fun dinner party. Now to get ready for the 2014 Honey of a Dinner!