The Cougar Creek Band Menu
Corn and Flaxseed Tortillas
Cherries Jubilee with Vanilla Ice Cream
Assorted Dark Chocolates
Evans Brother's Decaf Coffee
Note: RTM complained a lot about the Corn and Flaxseed Tortillas, but they were delicious.
|Penthouse Posole Photo: Robert McMahan / SF|
Pozole (Nahuatl: pozolli [po'solːi]), which means "foamy"; variant spellings: pozolé, pozolli, posole) is a traditional pre-Columbian stew from Mexico, which once had ritual significance. Since corn was a sacred plant for the Aztecs and other inhabitants of Mesoamerica, pozole was made to be consumed on special occasions. On these special occasions, the meat used in the pozole was human. After the Spanish conquest, when cannibalism was banned, pork became the staple meat as it "tasted very similar", according to a Spanish priest.
Hmmm. I'm not sure I really needed to know that.
Ann's Posole was delicious. This is all that was left.
The dessert, Cherries Jubilee!
Cherries Jubilee is not just a dessert, it's an event. I didn't realize this was going to be an action photo. Sorry about the blurry picture. Cherries Jubilee is made with dark cherries and a liqueur, Kirschwasser, which is subsequently flambéed, and served as a sauce with ice cream.
We had to have something to cleanse our palate as we tasted each chocolate. Chocolate Wine anyone?
Needless to say, our wine connoisseur, Neil, was pretty skeptical about the Chocolate Wine.
|Notice the smile on the wine connoisseur's face.|
I would say the tasting was a success! It was a very enjoyable evening. Drinking good wine, with good food, in good company!
P.S. I have to say that it didn't end here. The group proceeded to taste Retired Mountain Man's assortment of Halloween candy, Baby Ruth Bars, Butterfingers, Almond Joy Bars and finally, Paydays. Who knows what we will have on the menu next week. It will be hard to top this, but I think the group can do it.