Succulent Cornish Hens

Food, food, food – I love to make it, we love to eat it and I love to have it prepared and served by a talented at home chef.

This past labor day weekend two couples met at Whispering Pines, Bev & Michael from Pittsburgh, Pa. and Cindra and Darryl from Southfield, Mi. They were definitely foodies, especially Darryl. Knowing that part of our family lived about a 15 minute drive from their home, Darryl and his wife Cindra invited us over for dinner during Thanksgiving week. Naturally we accepted the invitation with much anticipation.

The menu: Armagnac and fig glazed roasted cornish hens – mashed root vegetables and golden yukon potatoes with roasted shallots and a mix of sauteed wild mushrooms with baby spinach and bacon. All this served with Peirano Estate Heritage Collection Chardonnay from Lodi Valley, Ca. Darryl used to be in wine sales, so he has a good deal of knowledge regarding wine and lots of great stories to share.

As you can see from the photos chef Darryl at work, the golden finish of the hens and the beautiful plated presentation. It was a 5-star dinner. Thank you Darryl for all the time and thought you obviously put into this masterpiece.

The evening was a lot of fun and we enjoyed meeting their good friends Gail and Dewey. They shared many stories that left us in laughter.

Well, we really do meet the nicest people as innkeepers, one of the many perks of our ‘job’.

Hope to see you soon,
Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast