The food was fantastic! As a pre-party toast we had a small
glass of Muscat...sweet and delicate.
Procuitto with Manchego Cheese, Bread, Crackers as a starter.
I made a nice decorative setting for the food
Basil, Tomato, Mozzarella, Vinegar, Olive Oil
Cuban Potato with ground beef in center
For the main course, we served traditional Cuban pork, with Yuca (similar to potato), Rice with black beans, salad, and lasagna that my Italian ballet teacher made (the best of the best). Interesting mix, but so very good. I don't have pictures of these...sorry!
For dessert we had Flan, a traditional Cuban Custard. I also made Madeline's, my favorite!
This is courtesy to Giada de Laurentiis' recipe
I always enjoy making these...fluffy, sweet cakes!
Oh, so the day before we went to World Market and found Masquerade Masks...I begged my dad to incorporate them into our party...at least for the girls...and he did. We had a a lot of fun playing around with them. The masks, all with exquisite designs added a wonderful twist to the party.
Me, Cousin Idalia, and my mom
With my friend Allie
All the Ladies
Last but not least....The Champagne! A Toast to the New Year!
I have to write my New Year's Resolution now!!
Happy New Year to All My Friends and Family!
Besitos, Lilly Goti