Tour de France

Every year for the past few years, we’ve invited over a few of our friends who like cycling to watch the final stage of the Tour de France. This year, folks showed up around 5:00 for snacks and drinks.

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The spread included some of our favorite Sweet Grass Dairy cheeses and delicious accompaniments.

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Artie hard at work in the kitchen, doing what he does best.

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Olives with salami, baby dill pickles, and prosciutto.

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Pimento cheese (favorite!!!) with pickled green tomatoes and spicy pickled okra.

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Brie cheese with honey and fig jam. 

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Perfect bite of brie with fig jam.

There was also wine and beer (duh). Around 6:30, we had Decent Pizza delivered. We paired the pizza with a big salad that Artie had prepped in advance (romaine lettuce, baby peppers, cherry tomatoes. homemade croutons, and homemade dressing). The plan was to spend our time/energy on appetizers and keep dinner simple. We probably had some desserts, too, but I guess I didn’t get a picture. If I had to guess, I’d say they were cupcakes 🙂 It was a perfectly simple and delicious menu – great for spending time with friends and watching more of Le Tour. I’m looking forward to next year and another Tour de France gathering with good food and good friends!