This weekend I had two parties in one day - Nicole and James’s House / Meet Baby Claire Party and my monthly Dinner Club with the girls.
If you don’t know this part of me, three of my girlfriends and I get together every month and take turns making either an appy, the main dish, the dessert or bring a bottle of wine; whoever hosts, makes the main course. The concept of this dinner club was to try dishes we’ve never made before and to expand our culinary repertoire by taking inspirations from a country’s cuisine. To find out more about what we’ve done check out: dinnerclubvancouver.com
We’ve kind of ventured off from our original concept as we’re doing a round of our “favorite” dishes. This month I had dessert and of course, I had to make my favorite tart / pie! But I couldn’t decide… so I made two of my favorites: a lemon meringue pie and a passionfruit tart with a meringue topping.
Usually I just make a lemon tart without the meringue but I found Thomas Keller’s meringue to be absolutely AMAZING! It’s like eating marshmallow clouds. So I had to put it on top and toasted it the old fashion way - using the broiler instead of a blow torch.
The passionfruit tart is also my favorite only because it’s a great alternative to the lemon but different. The filling is tart but creamy because it has a 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter and creme fraiche! It’s so Yummy! I had extra meringue so I piled it on but didn’t get a chance to toast the top. It still turned out delish!
The hardest part to this Double Duty tart / pie day was deciding who got which pie. Thankfully Nicole said Lemon Meringue was her favorite so they got that one. Happy Parenting Nicole and James and Welcome to the World Claire!! Xox!