The remains of the day

Today we celebrated Richard's 73rd birthday with 2 longstanding friends. When R isn't taking photos, he cooks...like a dream. Today's protracted lunch was as follows: Champagne and nibbles, Carpaccio de boeuf with sucrines and parmiano reggiano, Crunchy spiced salmon steaks, Sausage and fruit medley with saffron rice, Selection of cheeses, Baked bananas flavoured with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and brown sugar and drizzled with Armagnac, served with crème fraîche. Liquid accompaniments included Gerwertztraminer, Australian Shiraz, Vieux Cognac and coffee.

On black is better
I hope there were a few friends to share this delicious menu with! Hard to go through the lot on your own! Happy birthday, Richard! (No NZ wine?)!!
posted December 2nd, 2017  
Fave. Love the image and your description. Happy Birthday Richard. Your lunch sounds absolutely wonderful, and what could be better to share your day with longstanding friends
posted December 2nd, 2017  
Happy Birthday, Richard! What a champion, cooking your own birthday meal and I like the sound of those bananas. Bookmarked to try!
posted December 2nd, 2017  
Best of B-Days to R! The meal sounds like heaven. The detail here is marvelous, sharp and subdued. Fav!
posted December 2nd, 2017  
HIC!!
posted December 3rd, 2017  
@maggiemae Thank you MM - I love NZ wine... but have you seen the price of it outside NZ?
posted December 3rd, 2017  
Lovely image that looks great on black...Happy Birthday to Mr. S. He sounds like quite a catch :).
posted December 3rd, 2017  
Happy Birthday to Richard and the birthday meal sounds so tasty.
posted December 3rd, 2017  
Happy birthday to your Richard. Sounds like he prepared a feast.
Wonderful capture of the candle light.
posted December 3rd, 2017  
Happy birthday Richard! :-) That food sounds amazing!!!
posted December 3rd, 2017  
First off Happy Birthday Richard!. Omg you would have to provide a bed for me after all the food and drink.
posted December 3rd, 2017  
@joansmor
Tell us when!
posted December 3rd, 2017  
I am salivating as I delight in the lovely image.
posted December 3rd, 2017  
Lovely use of the soft candle light and reflection of the glass
posted December 4th, 2017  
A belated very happy birthday to Richard. I did not check 365 over the weekend, as I was traveling. It seems it was a wonderful evening, however! Fav for the photo and the menu as well...
posted December 4th, 2017  
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