What a fun New Year’s Eve! We sipped champagne from France, slurped oysters from Maine and savored big bowls of carbonara. And then there was the singing!
Irene takes over oyster-shucking duty from Greg:
We ordered 8 dozen from Gay Island Oysters in Maine, and they were delicious: briny, sweet, small. Just perfect.
Irene also brought over a garlicky lentil dip:
Cocktails and conversation:
We did a little bit of cooking at a time. We sort of played off the recipe from a long-ago Sour Cherry Farm post on Penne Carbonara.
Chopped the guiancale from Tarry Market:
And onions from the Pleasantville market:
Parm and pecorino mixed:
Stone Barns eggs:
And Kris and Tom made our pasta by hand!
Bacon crisp and onions caramelizing:
Cheese and eggs mixed up, so we’re all set except for the pasta:
Pasta done, add to bacon, onion pan, then pour cheese and eggs over it:
Oh. My. God. Carbonara and good bread with salted butter.
Followed by two kinds of dessert by Irene!
Irene on the gee-tar:
And a group effort by the gang:
What a way to ring in 2013!