Back in Tokyo: a Birthday Gathering @ Home

25 10 2015

I rarely have people over at my apartment but two years in a row, I hosted a birthday party mainly for a particular ex-colleague but also for other ex-colleagues and myself as our birthdays are close enough (well, not really but anyway).

I made the easiest and the tastiest beef dish I know as with last year.

We like our meat somewhat fatty as exemplified by the so-called "Kobe beef".

We like our meat somewhat fatty as exemplified by the so-called “Kobe beef”.

Porcini risotto was another dish I was serving.  Japanese rice is not quite fit for making risotto though.

The table set.  We were six people.

Appetizers provided by guests.

The beef dish served with Japanese basil, red onion, and a lemon-soy-sauce mixed sauce.

The beef dish that was served with Japanese basil, red onion, and a soy sauce based sauce with a touch of lemon.

The salad

The salad

An attempt to create a birthday feel w/o cake.

Pleased at the end of the evening.

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2 responses

27 10 2015
Buri-chan

The flowers in the salad make everything look very festive!

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27 10 2015
Ayako Mathies

Thanks for saying that. I loved the violet color!

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