Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year’s!  Unfortunately FH was back in Calgary, working the night shift, while I was still visiting with my family in BC. 

We went out for dinner at a local winery, Quail’s Gate, and had an absolutely delicious meal.  We then came home, my brother and I squared off on Wii frisbee and bowling, then rung in 2011 with Dick Clark.  Now time for some fun pictures from the night!

With my super adorable niece/flower girl Avery:DSCN4534

My mom and I:DSCN4536

With my sister-in-law/MOH Tanya (both of us rocking some awesome Anthropologie dresses):DSCN4540

The whole family – myself, Mom, my grandmother, brother, niece, Dad and sister-in-law:DSCN4562

Quail’s Gate was offering up a special four course menu to celebrate New Year’s.  I had:

  • West Coast Albacore Tuna
    Lightly seared, red quinoa & cucumber salad, pickled asparagus, yuzu dressingDSCN4544

  • Wild Caribou Tartar
    Poached quail egg, cornichons, capers, mustard dressing
    I’ve never had tartar before so I figured why not?  This was delicious.DSCN4551

  • Arctic Char
    Apple cider glazed fillet, sunchoke & potato gratin, pickled beans, apple puréeDSCN4556

  • Chocolate Almond Savarin
    Red wine ice cream, vanilla poached Seckel pear

I’ll be back tomorrow to share my New Year’s resolutions (oh what a terrible word) with you! 

How did you spend your New Year’s?

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Looks like you had fun with your family!

I got to spend New Years eve with my fiance, but we just stayed home and watched movies.. we're pretty exciting like that, lol!