Barb. What a massive undertaking it was. I knew about this party last year, at the exact same time. So, I had an entire year to obsess about it. June 2010, "no worries I got lots of time", October 2010, "wow, I am a little nervous", Late November 2010 "Holy crap, Bookie is inviting EVERYONE".
Well here I sit, wondering if the food will last past 7pm, because last I heard the expected total was 250 people with an open bar. My head hurts a little. In my humble opinion, the food was spectacular, I personally oversaw all that I was responsible for. This party, took months of planning, a week of execution, and minutes to eat? Wow, that somehow is anti-climatic. Oh well, I hope that everyone has a good time, as I stuff TP wads in my nose to save time. One part of the menu that I was super proud of was a mayonnaise that I made:
Caramelized Onion, Horseradish Mayonnaise
2 sweet onion, julienned
4 ozs butter
1/2 cup beef stock
1 tablespoon sugar
4 cups mayonnaise
1/4 cup prepared horseradish
1 tsp garlic
salt and pepper to taste
Cut onions and set aside. In a wide mouthed saute pan melt butter and saute onions on low heat, until the color of the onions is similar to straw. Add the sugar and beef stock and cook until liquid disappears. Cool onions to room temperature. In a food processor combine onions, horseradish and mayonnaise and season. Chill and serve with roast beef.
Cocktail party: A gathering held to enable fourty people to talk about themselves at the same time. The man who remains after the liquor is gone is the host.~Fred Allen