Monday, January 17, 2011

Men Who Cook 2011

Last Saturday was a crazy day for the Sweeney's. It was the YWCA Wausau's 9th Annual Men Who Cook fundraiser. It was my first year working/organizing the event and it was Nick's first year as a chef.  We had 23 tables of 8 with 39 men chefs. It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun. A big thank you to Mark & Sara Sweeney who took all 3 girls for the day/night. THANK YOU!!

Friday night Nick prepared his signature dessert. Cheesecake duo (one chocolate crust, one NillaWafer crust) with 2 types of chocolate accents, berries and homemade whipped cream. This photo won't turn no matter what I do. Oh well.

The Grand Ballroom at the Jefferson Street Inn.

Their menu, American Bistro, was as follows:

 Asparagus Rolls with Prosciutto and Basil Ricotta Cheese Toasted Pistachio-Cheese Arancini Squash Soup with Cheese Baguette and Cheddar Pepper Palmiers Pear and Candied Apricot Mixed Green Salad Beef tenderloin with green peppercorn sauce, Lemon angel hair pasta, Seasoned peppers Cheesecake duo with triple berry sauce and chocolate accents

Nick and me at the end of the night. I still have shin splints from being on my feet all day/night. Next year I'm bringing multiple pairs of shoes.
The finished dessert.
Nick, Matt and Matt being hard asses :) Both Matt's are roommates from college. He cooked with Matt Barnes and Matt Woodward was their waiter extraordinaire! They had a lot of fun.


Big Fat Designs said...

Wow.... I'm all chin.

Laurie! said...

That dessert looks so good!!!!!