The dinner group met again, and again at the home of the gentleman with the step-down living-room. Good conversation, sparkling Prosecco, and a prosciutto-inspired menu...
I didn't know that such a thing as a polenta board existed. Made of wood by my host's father, it absorbs the excess moisture from fresh, hot polenta, resulting in a wonderful consistency.
Here the prosciutto enveloped little quails.
For dessert I made my new favouite concoction (inspired by Martha Stewart): layered home-made meringue (so much tastier than store-bought), crême-fraiche folded with home-made lemon curd, fresh blackberries, whipped cream, and finished with a piped meringue stalk.