Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Fourth of July

I am not American, but when I was invited to the US Ambassador's place to celebrate the 4th of July, how could I resist? I was very curious about what fare would be offered to the masses; it's a big event and I was one of hundreds braving the rainy weather to enjoy the hospitality.

So... I bet you are as curious as I, so I won't keep you hanging.
  • Jack Daniel BBQ ribs (good; nice and spicy)
  • Buffalo Wings (always wondered why they were called that - its because they are from Buffalo, not because they are formed out of the animal!)
  • Corn on the cob (a dish that the Swiss simply can't get their heads around; but then they are not very keen on food eaten with your hands)
  • Potato Salad
  • Green Salad with blue cheese dressing (the first time I had ever eaten blue cheese dressing; tasty!)
  • Hot dogs - I didn't get time to stand in the queue for these, and didn't really have room to eat them anyway
  • Chocolate Brownies - looked good, didn't get to taste
  • Ben and Jerry's icecream (My first ever B&Js - Vanilla Toffee Crunch. To be truthful I wasn't impressed; not very creamy or vanilla-y and the line on the side describing the toffee as being covered in a 'chocolatey coating' meant that the chocolate was dubious at best! But, to give them credit, I am a bit spoilt at the moment, having a tub of home-made 6 egg yolk, pure cream real vanilla icecream in my freezer.)
It was kind of the Ambassadors to host the event and I did have a nice time - hope I can swing an invite to next years!

2 comments:

rai said...

mmm sounds good. our fourth included grilled steaks, grilled corn on the cob, baked potatoes rolled in kosher salt, caprese salad (it looked very patriotic on a blue glass plate) with homemade pesto, claudia's famous lemonaid and watermelon for dessert. i am hoping for a giant bbq next year. sounds like you had fun!

ps- don't give up on the b&j til you try the chocolate fudge brownie (at globus) ;)

Kiriel du Papillon said...

mmmm... that lemonaide; recipe please!!