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"pork and beans". braised pork belly with stewed white beans and pickled celery salad. right before the guests arrived ryan and i were commenting on the fact that this dinner wasn't very romantic... raw onions, pork and beans?! but hey, you cannot argue with delicious.
pre-desert. one single bite of chocolate terrine with caramel, raspberry and sea salt.
ben assembling the "hazel-nutters". in it's second appearance at prelude staplehouse dinners, they have found their way onto ryan's favorite list. a take on his favorite cookie, homemade hazelnut shortbread filled with sweet creamy peanut filling and server with custard and jam.
ok! so maybe ryan had a little too much to drink but hey, it was valentine's day! thanks to (from right to left, top row) richard, rachel, lesley, sam, stephanie, amy, marisa and (bottom row) kristin, kevin and shannon.