In a banquet scene in The Song of The Ocarina (first book of my Delfaerune Rhapsody series), I want to describe a number of succulently mouthwatering vegetarian dishes.
But, being of Armenian heritage where meat is a serious staple, I am at a loss. Can you share a vegetarian recipe worthy of a serving to the political leaders of Delfaerune (my realm of both Noble and Dark Fae)? Suggest a luscious dish that would fit into this paragraph:
“The chefs honored her homecoming by outdoing themselves in the kitchen. First, the servers delivered a leafy salad bursting with a variety of bright, colorful, tasty garden vegetables mixed with the chef’s especially creamy, tangy Ceasar. How wonderful to experience fresh-from-the-garden vegetables again. Their flavors exploded across her taste buds. Second, arrived the main entrée: a perfectly presented stuffed winter squash nestled in its own shell within a field of bright arugula and dressed with a cheesy asagio Alfredo sauce. Artfully placed golden squash blossoms piped with pesto hummus topped the dish. The orangey, coconutty ambrosia delivered third … well, talk about food for the gods. Pure heaven melting in her mouth.”
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Ann Narcisian Videan
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They just have to serve stuffed squash blossoms.
Yes, Joanne! Would you mind sharing a short description of the dish?
I am picturing a nice large winter squash, halved, raosted and the insides scraped, dressed with a nice asagio alfredo suace and returned to the squash shells. The two halves are nestled in a field of bright arugula sporting artfully placed squash blossoms. And of course in the center of each perfect golden flower is the smallest piping of a pesto hummus.