An amusing appetizer: serve small bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches centered on a nice big plate. I had a couple of slices of cob-smoked bacon on hand, not enough for breakfast and threatening to get old. Our farm share this week had a lovely green tomato that was ready to be sliced, and we've had caprese three nights running. And the farm share also had a bag of nice arugula (rocket). So: a killer little BLT, and a quick and easy appetizer.
It had to be quick, because we spent the afternoon at a wonderful performance of Don Juan Giovanni, performed by the Theatre de la Jeune Lune at the ART.
It's a fascinating, complex collision of Moliere's Don Juan and Mozart's Don Giovanni, set as a road trip gone wrong. The orchestra is a string quartet with keyboard. It works remarkably well. Notice, above, the interesting interplay of the play and the video projection in this scene, which takes place in a drive-in movie in which the characters watch themselves. Director Dominique Serrand does fascinating things with video on stage.
Back to dinner:
- little BLT sandwiches
- roast chicken, sauce piquante (but using lemon juice in place of vinegar and omitting the gherkins)
- potato gratin with Sonoma Dry Jack cheese
- roast carrots
- pumpkin pie
The arugula, potatoes, carrots, and pumpkin all came from our farm share.