Yay for 2010! Gin & Tonics started our last evening of 2009
For the last few years, Adam and I have hosted New Year’s Eve parties with friends. Always a great time, and it really is nice to ring in the new year with good friends. And if you hadn’t noticed, we generally do enjoy hosting gatherings at our house. We’ve got the space, we love to cook, and we’ve got great friends that we enjoy hanging out with – so why not? Well, as great as the last few Dec 31st parties have been, this year we weren’t really up for a big party. We wanted something super low key – with just the two of us.
We considered other options, but it kept coming back to what we really wanted: A fancy meal. Some champagne. Snuggling on the couch. Just us. So that’s just what we did, and it was wonderful.
Seeing as we weren’t going to be hosting a big party and were saving some money there, we decided to splurge and make this meal like no other – full of indulgent food and things we ordinarily wouldn’t touch. We got ourselves a nice mini bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, bottle of good truffle oil, a few black truffles, some sushi-grade ahi-tuna, and generally didn’t hold back on anything. We came up with the following plan for the day: (more…)