Family. The aunt is currently in Paris from London. We spent the day swanning from coffee houses, antiquarian book shops, flea markets, jewellery stores, art galleries, restaurants, with a final stop at the young designer's boutique, Claudine Ivari.
I assure you I was exhausted after this roll call of events. We had planned on dining out, but opted for an informal round- table supper at the house.
Sister made Asparagus and cheese blinzes for the main course, and I made Sachertorte for the pudding course, brother made Caribbean-style spinach with roasted almonds for the first course. The Sachertorte was quite a challenge....
It isn't the easiest dish to prepare. I shall follow my aunt's advise: No excellence can be aquired without constant practise. Advise noted. Sachertorte baking party already planned for March. xx
Image: Asparagus and cheese blintzes. Too delicious not to share with you all. Online recipe HERE