Friday, May 28, 2010

Birthday Wellington

The Chef: Native Foods, Colleen, and Frankie

The Menu: In honor of Chas' birthday, we dined on the new Spring Wellington from Native Foods. This delicious, seasonal spin on Native Foods' autumn standard was packed with mushrooms, mashed potatoes, kale, peas, asparagus, and carrots all wrapped in a flaky, crunchy puff pastry and topped with rich, smooth Hollandaise sauce. Colleen balanced our hearty main course with a splendid, veggie-filled side salad, and Frankie added color to our plates with punchy, pickled cauliflower.

The Goods: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHAS! We couldn't be more thrilled to celebrate this special occasion with Chas, who is truly a member of the VN family. After toasting to Chas and enjoying a lovely, hearty meal we indulged in the requisite birthday dessert: cake! Colleen made a celebratory strawberry cheesecake with a chocolate-cookie crust and sweet strawberry jam on top. Unfortunately, our gluttony prevented us from photographing said cake before devouring it, but below we're including a picture of Chas with a different cake, mostly because he's the best.


Sünne said...

Happy belated Birthday, Chas!

Liz said...

Happy Birthday Chas! From Liz and your other Austin friends with the Veggie Chili Cook-Off. See you in November!