Valentine’s Day this year was a little out of the ordinary. The hubster spent most of the weekend at a lovely local winery cooking for a two-day winery release event. The winery is called Paravi and it is located in Camino, CA. It was a sit down dinner for about 350 people at 4 sittings. They offered 5 courses…a pear, blue cheese and sugared walnut salad, butternut squash soup with creme fraiche, chicken stuffed with lemon scented goat cheese and asparagus, beef wellington with a wine reduction sauce and baby carrots and a wonderful chocolate lava cupcake with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Amazing meal. I helped with the prep and plating. I also got to take some photos.
Here are some of the salads that I plated. I enjoyed working with the winery owners and the staff that were there to help (both volunteers and hired.) It was a lot of fun and a LOT of work.
The above picture is my hubby and one of the winery owners checking the temperature of the beef wellington. There are several other staff members washing a trillion dishes. As I mentioned above, it was a lot of work, but it was very satisfying.