It’s time for Hedonist buddy Chevy’s annual birthday party — although this time, as he’s getting married next week, it’s a combined bday and pre-wedding party.
Located at Chevy and Seb’s parent’s house on Venus. Actually La Crescenta, which is FAR out there, but gorgeous.
This party was BYOB wine, and pot luck food with some people bringing pre-prepared stuff and some of us cooking!
I made my “famous” Dan Dan Mein — super hot with lots of authentic Szechuan chilies.
Fried onions from… Outback I think. haha. Pretty tasty though.
Falafel and humus and eggplant.
Roast goat from Boa (there was a goat dinner there 48 hours before).
Vegetables. Like Curry Cauliflower.
Yarom chewing on the goat head!
And lots of others having fun.
Ron’s Veal Milanese. He spent hours making this totally from scratch and it won the dish of the night — although I hold out for my Dan Dan 🙂
Chef Adam killed them and basted them with…
Then they were grilled. Next to them are marinated venison and buffalo steaks!
Oh and Mark brought Prime Rib!
I probably missed a brunch of stuff too. And then there were the desserts.
Here is the happy couple, Chevy and Mary with a bit of their wedding cake (in advance).
This party kept on going. Not only were there about 80 bottles of wine! Yeah, 80, but there was a Napa Cab blind tasting with 19 bottles. I tried, but petered out at about number 7 or 8 because this was WAY too much cab for my “delicate” pallet.
More good times.
I’m not going to bother showing all the wines. Way, way too many. I’ll just show some of the cabs and the like.This is the blind line up after the reveal.
And here are some, but not nearly ALL of the other wines. This was A LOT of wine. Much was too New World or young for me, but some were great.