Ok, so Port Perry, Ontario is not even that far from Toronto but it truly feels like you are deep in the country. It’s so much more autumn-y there already – the air smells crisp and more leaves have started to turn. But probably too close to the city for it to be really called the country. For this city girl, it’s country enough!
Our good friends, Lynne and Ian, live there and we go to their house a couple of times a year for what is always a lavish meal, good wine and great company. Lynne is an excellent cook and made the bread for the BLT challenge. Of course, since it’s so far away, we stay the night there so that when you are about to fall into a food-induced coma, you literally just have to stumble up the stairs to bed.
Saturday night, we made our annual autumn pilgrimage to Port Perry and enjoyed another exceptional meal and some fun times (hi Wendy and Bob!). I mean, when you walk into the kitchen and the first thing you see is this:
and wondered “could it be… crêpes Suzette for dessert?” and tried not to get my hopes up…
Lynne always sets a lovely table:
Gratin “dauphinois” (umm, I could have just eaten the whole dish of this. Creamy, buttery yum).
Pan juices made the gravy:
(from the Williams Sonoma Desserts cookbook).
First the crêpes were made:
The filling was all ready to go:
A dollop in the centre:
And spread out:
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