Potluck with Miki, Miwa & Kevin
It's always a great pleasure to receive a dinner invitation to Miki Shimada's friendly abode a/k/a Cafe Berry. Our last visit was a potluck of sorts, with Miki's special guests Kevin and Miwa in attendance, and the four of us started with a bang: freshly shaken Gimlets, bruschetta with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, marinated spicy Moroccan olives and smoked salmon and goat cheese wrapped in shiso leaves. The main course was a Balsamic Glazed Chicken served with a Stone Fruit Salsa (heavy on plums, apricots and basil) and Roasted Yellow Crookneck Squash. Cheesecake with chocolate and iced coffees spiked with Frangelico ended the meal and a most convivial evening.