A kiss starts the "sensual and provocative progressive dinner ala Blog" over at Craig J. Sorensen's with the amuse bouche course - which literally means "mouth amuser" - a delightful image if ever there was one for the opening of an erotic blogland feast. This midwinter repast begins today and proceeds until Feb. 4 - each day a different course at a different erotica writer's blog. Conceived (cooked up?) by Donna George Storey and Kirsten Monroe, this looks to be quite the affair to keep us all warm on these chilly days.
It reminded me of a wonderful meal that my husband and I shared oh, some 26 years ago - I remember the "amuse bouche" (though it wasn't called that) more than anything else about the evening. It was the 5th Anniversary dinner at Cafe Beaujolais - 1982 (almost 27 years ago - it was the restaurant's anniversary not ours). Fire-dried walnuts and not-quite-ripe champagne served by the winemaker himself - John Scharffenberger (yes, of both champagne & chocolate fame) - an evening that etched itself in my epicurean & sensual memory.
I think it would be fun to present an entire meal composed of various amuse bouches. Just little things. A veritable orgy of brief bites. One of Craig's more amusing recipes (pun intended) is a Bay Leaf Fritter. I cannot wait to try these!
Here's the full schedule:
Sunday January 25 Amuse-Bouche Host: Craig Sorensen
Monday January 26 Appetizer Host: Shanna Germain
Thursday January 29 Fish Host: Neve Black
Friday January 30 Meat Entree Host: Kirsten Monroe
Saturday January 31 Vegetarian Entree Host: Donna George Storey
Monday February 2 Salad Host: Emerald
Tuesday February 3 Dessert Host: Sommer Marsden
Wednesday February 4 Petit Fours & Truffles Host: Nikki Magennis