Last night we celebrated Halloween with an Edgar Allen Poe themed meal. Each course and accompanying drink had a reference to Mr. Poe's works. Here's an overview of the meal and I'll be posting individual recipe posts. The pictures were taken in dim lighting, so some are better than others.
We started the meal with The Raven.
And as the appetizer course, we had a selection of cured meats, blue cheese, dark bread, black olives, and dark purple grapes which was based on The Pit and the Pendulum.
The soup and salad course started with The Gold Bug.
Annabel Lee's Kingdom by the Sea Seafood Chowder
And followed with The Tell Tale Heart of Artichoke Salad
We began the entree course with The Cask of the Amontillado Spanish Red Wine
The entree course was based on two stories: The Bells and the Masque of the Red Death.
Stuffed Red Bell Peppers over Bloody Mary Linguine
And we finished with the dessert course consisting of The Black Cat Gateau with raspberry puree and a lovely glass of port.