Mes amis sont merveilleux! We each cooked French food at home (Food Network Canada's Laura Calder would have been proud) and brought our delicious dishes to Squeaky and Calimocho's for a sumptuous French feast. I think it was the best Gastronati ever! There is a mounting fear that one day we won't be able to top ourselves, but it hasn't happened yet.
Squeaky and Calimocho made a wonderful tomato gratin appetizer, and rich cheesy potatoes that were both French and Québecoise. S made an amazing raspberry duck that was loved by all, and I made ratatouille and caramelized onions. PB and J made a savoury rabbit stew and silky, melt-in-your-mouth crème brulée. They even brought over a handheld butane torch so that we could toast our own golden sugary crust. Stay tuned for special recipe posts dedicated to these dishes, and a video tutorial on how to create J's crème brulée.