Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine Journey to Asia

The exotic and imperial Crow Asian Art Museum hosted a Valentine Journey to Asia, with Curator, Dr. Anne Blomberg speaking on the Kama Sutra by exploring the ancient arts of India. Jennifer Harris of Wynnwood Special Events presented an inspired "edible aphrodisiac" menu created by Executive Chef, John Maas and puncuated by the signature cocktail of the evening, Love Potion No. 9!

edible aphrodisiacs

liquid love

love potion no. 9
vodka, lemon honey simple syrup
garnished with candied ginger

stimulating strollers

Ahi Tuna Tartare Spoon
Vanilla-Pineapple Coulis and Crispy Basil

Saffron Poached Fingerling Potato
with Crème Fraîche and Caviar

titillating buffet

Malpeque Oysters on Ice
with a Trio of Mignonettes: Tangerine, Ponzu, and Champagne

Display of Artisanal Cheeses
with Preserved Fig, Roasted Banana Compote, and Parmesan Lavosh

Coriander Cured Beef Tenderloin
with Truffle Aioli and Herb Foccacia Rolls

Roasted Fennel and Arugula Quiche
with Roasted Tomato-Garlic Confit

Poached Asparagus with Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette and Shaved Carrot

Those providing sensual showcases relating to the topic, was Peace, Love & Wax and Sacred Art Thai Massge who through Thai bodywork and Esoteric Astrology, focuses on using innate healing and awareness of personality traits to help develop spiritual values and release stress.

Chocolate Secrets was on hand to share their incredibly beautiful hand-made chocolates crafted by their two in-house chocolatiers. Almost too pretty to eat, they are miniature jewels! Featured at the event were their glistening purple and white Japanese Plum Wine Chocolates, brilliant white and orange Thai Coconut Curry Chocolates and Wasabi-Lime Chocolates which are mirrored black with green swirls and white specks. Bursts of spectacular flavor in a bite size art piece!

Newly enlightened and armed with some new Valentine's day ideas, the JADE group got home just in time for the Dallas winter snow event of the century! What better time to be snowed in and cozy than Valentine's weekend?

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