January 2000


Our Millennium New Year’s Eve

The Venue:

At home in Topsham with the Lynns then transfer to the Millons around 1.30-2 am

The Friends:

David Lynn, Wendy Singer, Aaron and Elizabeth Lynn, Madeline Singer

John, Jane and Grace Goss-Custard

Jane, John and Catherine (briefly) Spree

Karen Ghezzo and Pat Callard

Marc, Kim, Guy and Bella Millon

The Chefs:

Everyone (plus the assistance of Mike Caines)

The Menu:


Beech and oak smoked salmon à la Bubbles
Champagne Alfred Gratien ‘Cuvée Millennaire’1995


Michael Caine’s ballotine de foie gras de canard
with Branoc's 'handcrafted' Melba toast
Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 1986


Pasta e fagioli with white truffles
Barolo ‘Zonchera’ Ceretto 1994


Wendy’s Indish fish with saffron rice
St. Aubin 1996


Salt duck with Amarone and black truffle sauce
Jerusalem artichoke and fennel purée
with braised Savoy cabbage
Vaio Armaron Amarone della Valpolicella Serègo Alighieri 1993


Selection of British cheeses
Barolo Monfortino di G. Coterno 1974


Selection of puddings:
Jane’s famous Sicilian lemon cake
Millennium bombe
William pears in "melting" puff pastry,
masked with ginger butterscotch sauce and a cold lime custard
Chocolate pudding with pineapple and kirsh soaked cherries with coffee cream sauce
Vin Santo di Fattoria di Calavria 1983


Coffee and Gidleigh Park chocolates


Champagne Drappier NV


Lenticchie e cotechino served at 3 am in memory of Nello




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