Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Finally, Dinner with Julianne Z.





Julianne Zaleta is one of Cafe Drake's oldest friends and although we don't see each other nearly often enough, a meal spent with JZ is as comfortable and easy as all those summer dinners back in the 80s! 


WAY OVERDUE DINNER WITH J-Z

Julianne's Sprite Cocktail (recipe below)
House-made Yogurt Cheese / Flatbreads



Dill and Coriander Broiled Chicken
Sweet and Sour Cabbage Cooked in Mustard Oil
Spicy Banana and Yogurt Salad
Sambhar (South Indian Mixed Lentil and Vegetable Stew)
String Beans with Coconut
Basmati Rice
Homemade Pickle Plate: Okra, Green Tomatoes and Fiddlehead Ferns
Green Chili Chutney



Cocoa Dusted Roast Almonds
Shiraz Dessert Wine


SPRITE COCKTAIL
(courtesy of Julianne Zaleta and Herbal Alchemy)


1 jigger basil-infused vodka
2 drops yuzu dilution
1 drop black pepper oil
1 jigger tonic water


Shake all ingresients with ice and strain into a short glass.

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