Supper with Strangers: Squash and Gourds (October 25, 2008)
Amuse-bouche:
Ham Hock Xiao Long Bao with Butternut Burst

Appetizer:
Creamy Roast Delicata Squash with Emmenthaler and Gruyere Bruschetta

Paired with: Domaine Julien Meyer Pinot Gris, 2006, Loire Valley, France

Main dish:
Beef Short Ribs with Turban Squash and Wild Mushroom Parcels

Paired with: Thierry Germain Saumur Champigny Rouge, 2005, Loire Valley, France

Salad:
Chayote and Prickly Pear Salad with Citrus and Green Apple

Dessert:
Trio of Pumpkin: Pumpkin Sponge Cake, Pumpkin Ice Cream, Pumpkin Crisps

End Cocktail:
Halloween Jack-Au-Lait, Coffee with Pumpkin Liqueur and Whipped Cream

Take-away:
Screaming Pumpkin Seeds with Paprika and Lime
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