1 Nov 2008

A feast, an pot de creme and a wedding anniversary

Yesterday was our 4ths anniversary. How time flies!


When we got together in January 2002, I had no faith in or love of myself because of my divorce, and while I wasn’t giving up on love, I wasn’t expecting much either, to tell the truth. You think you’ve got everything down, and then suddenly, just like that, your world can be turned upside down.

Thanks God nothing is forever and I hardly believe that our lives are make by moments, goods and bads, in one of these moments that life brings to us I found a true and special man. Because of him I learn that be married means a lot of things. It not means just a beautiful dress, a huge party and a new brand home. It means understanding, glance of complicity, just in one look you know what the other is thinking, had the same goals and mostly self respect. I was lucky I found this and more in my new partner, lover, friend and husband.

Wedding scenes

Four years ago, on a rainy day in October, we were married. What a fun day that was! I wouldn’t have had it any other way, and how many brides can say that? Stress-free, fun, lots of laughter, only a few close friends and relatives, just 50 people on our wedding party.It was a really great day.

As my husband had an appointment for his annual medical check up, he took a day off. We launched at home, with no a special meal

Yummy !!

So I want to surprise him making this fabulous dessert. He has a sweet tooth and love condensed milk and dulce de leche as well (so argentine) nothing better than this velvets pot de crème.

Chocolate, dulce de leche, pots de crème & strawberries pure.

Pot de creme & strawberries pure

7 ounces unsweetened chocolate 3 tablespoons dulce de leche 1 1/2 cup whipping cream (whipped) 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Pot de creme (set)


Whip the cream until soft peaks form. Heat chocolate and sweetened condensed milk in double boiler or a bowl set over a pan of hot water. Stir until chocolate melts and mixture is blended. Spoon dulce de leche, adjusting to taste, and let mixture cool to lukewarm. Stir about a fourth of whipped cream into chocolate to lighten mixture. Then fold in all but one large spoonful of remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate remaining cream to decorate tops. Spoon mixture into pots-de-crème pots, individual souffle cups, or small dessert dishes. Chill in freezer about 30 minutes or in refrigerator if serving time is more than 30 minutes away. Decorate each dessert with strawberries pure and the reminded cream if you wish. I prefer just strawberries pure.

At evening we went to Sushi Club restaurant for dinner.

Aniversario casamento

I had potato fennel and poached salmon soup as appetizer. The first course for my husband was stuffed shiitake file mignon, a lobster tail, 2 different types of sushi, temakies and sashimi for main course. For dessert we choose a dessert degustation menu, a delicious selection of verrines. We drink my favorite chard wine, in fact our, (Lindaflor) and water. I really like the restaurant, the music is a so good lounge selection, not lauder, the staff service is very good and of course the meal is delicious, made with good and fresh ingredients. The only bad point is the light. Extremely lower, is hard to read the menu and prices ;) But, It was a really lovely evening

Price per person about US$ 45 (with out wine)

Reserves are welcome


FOODalogue: Meandering Meals and Travels said...

Beautiful story...beautiful photos!! Congratulation and many more years of happiness.

Ginny said...

Congratulations! It looks delicious!!! :)

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Congratulations Sylvia!! Happy Belated Anniversary :)
Beautiful table setting... I love it.

Maryann said...

Happy anniversary! Those photos are so beautiful...as always! :)

Paz said...

I love happy stories like yours. You deserve it. What a wonderful dessert you've made for your husband. I'm sure he feels very special.

Happy anniversary!

Best wishes,

Manggy said...

Aww, happy anniversary Sylvia! You are the sweetest; I wish you and your hubby happy lives together! By the way, I totally love that you made the pots de creme with condensed milk. That is fantastic!

Lori Lynn said...

Dear Sylvia - I think this is the second time we are posting on each other's blogs at the same time. I read your wonderful story, but before commenting I went downstairs to get a Diet Coke, I come back up and see comments from you.
Your post makes me smile and I am so happy for you and your husband. And by the way I love those pots. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness together.
Lori Lynn

Ivy said...

Happy belated wedding anniversary and may you live the rest of your life being in love. The dessert sounds great. I wish I knew what this dulce di leche is as I see it in recipes all the time.

Peter M said...

Happy Anniversary Sylvia and just look forward and enjoy your new man who will surely treat you like gold.

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary!!! This dulce de leche looks great... I have to try.
I sent you an email few days ago to ask you something about Buenos Aires, did you get it? I need some advise. Thanks.

Bagu said...

Mmmmm, que rico!!
Felicitaciones por el aniversario.
Herosas todas las fotografías.
Un beso.

Eliana Scaramal said...

Meu comentário não entrou. :(

Bom mas quero te parabenizar e dizer que também penso que casamento é exatamente isso. Que Deus abençoe vc´s ainda mais e que estejam sempre renovando essa aliança.


veggie belly said...

Oh my goodness..this looks incredible! I love how you present and serve them. Happy Anniversary!

Darius T. Williams said...

Now THIS looks great!


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Gloria said...

Fantastic dessert my friend!!! Delicious I hope he really enjoyed!!! Queria tù estas de Luna de Miel, cuatro añitos, que lindo te mando muchas felicidads y abrazos y este postre es gustoso como todas tus recetas, xxGloria