It's been an evening of eating and drinking, a good way to end the new year. We sat by the fire and had a few glasses of a nice un-oaked Chardonnay that went very nicely with our canapés. We had some crackers with cream cheese and red pepper jelly and I had poached some jumbo tiger shrimp and made up a dipping sauce with mayonnaise, curry powder, garlic, lime zest and lime juice. Our main course was grilled beef tenderloin steaks and asparagus, with a bottle of Cote de Rhone. Dessert was a maple cottage pudding, followed by a cup of espresso and a glass of Gran Marnier. I didn't want to crack open a bottle of Champagne after all that other wine, so we have some cute little bottles of Troken Henkle to ring in the New Year. Hope you are all having a great evening.