Hi all...new member here.
Hubby and I are planning an intimate dinner for two special friends. Offered a choice of dishes that might please them, one of their suggestions was calf's liver as a special treat. I've never put together a menu using liver before and would appreciate opinions on some of my choices. I want everything to work together and each course to compliment the others.
* Green pea and pesto soup -- OR -- Crepes with sauteed field mushrooms and creamy chive sauce.
(Would it be too much to served a tiny bowl of the soup beside a small crepe?)
* Buffalo mozzarella salad with beet root, mint and grapes (has mixed baby greens and a simple vinnegrette) ---OR--- Apple,
dried cherry, and walnut salad with maple dressing (dressing has maple syrup, rice wine and a touch of mayo to make it
* Pan-fried organic calves' liver with sage and....sherry, or maybe red wine and carmalelised onions, or with a fig vinaigrette?
Served with garlic mashed potatoes ---OR---soft polenta with gorgonzola (or just plain?) ---OR---crispy polenta
Have not even begun to think about dessert yet since they are my weakest area...maybe just some cheese and port and/or fruit.
Looking forward to hearing what y'all think!