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A FITZJENSEN EASTER
April 4, 2010

 

I arrived around mid-day and immediately found evidence of Jesper's culinary artistry...

In the kitchen, legs o'lamb were seasoned and waiting for their time in the oven.

We immediately opened a 2000 vintage Juve y Camps Brut Reserva...

This was surprisingly good...mildly toasty, fairly crisp...Nice richness and quite complex on the nose and palate.

The bread tasted even better than it looks!

It seems the Easter Bunny had made an early morning visit to Chateau FitzJensen.

Amy's sister Ellen arrived as did her son Gaelen and his Pop, David.

Meanwhile, the Gnocchi Meister was busy at the pasta board...

Nonna Pierina Vietti would be proud of Giuseppe-Beppe-Pepino.

Alanna was busy...

And then she fed the FitzJensen chickens.

What the cluck?

Alanna shows off the results of her eggscellent handiwork.

Meanwhile, Aunt Michelle and Uncle Michael Fitz-P arrived from Santa Cruz.

And Michael showed off some vintage photos of the Fitzpatrick's ancestors.

We then opened a Cremant de Bourgogne Rose...

We had a look at Alanna's Science Project...

Impressive work by Dr. Alanna.

Not to be outdone, Dane The Engineer showed me some of his handiwork.


Clementine and her family, running on Canadian time, arrived and the party really got into gear.

Gaelen and Dane were busy fighting monsters ensconced in Dane's room.

Meanwhile, Mark & Diane from across the street are hosting 30 friends & family, so daughters Nathalie a Giulia stopped by thinking there was "peace & quiet" at the Chateau FitzJensen.

Amy was dreaming of her next Manicure & Martini night with the Girls.

Meanwhile, her sister Ellen was up to her elbows in homework.

It's difficult to determine if it was hers or Gaelen's.

And here we found some of Dane's homework...

The two hockey princesses were busy playing some electronic game...

Jesper showed off one of the FitzJensen's prized hens...


And so Alanna started to show off her "Chicken Dance."

Pierre and David were speaking French under their chapeaux...

It seemed they had 'caught' and incarcerated the Orbitz gnome...


The quick-elbowed Amy FitzJensen.

 



Back in the kitchen, Jesper was working on the gnocchi...

...wisely sautéed in sage butter.


Chef Jesper.

Toasted & Roasted Veggies...

Jesper deftly carved the lamb...


Mont Perat 2004.  Nice with the lamb!


Uncle Michael and The Easter Dane.


The Easter Michael and Dane.

Jesper sauced up some more gnocchi...

We decided to get some exercise and so a couple of us chickens crossed the road to see the circus at Mark & Diane's place.
We noticed Diane posted signage, warning people about her husband.

Here's the old pooch...

Amy had a few words with Diane's Mom...

I checked out the wine selection and can't say I'm terribly impressed.

I guess I'll have a taste of the one on the left.

Aunt Ellen had some Easter tricks up her sleeves...

And soon the kids were scouring the backyard, looking for hidden Easter Eggs.

Then the kids counted up their hauls...

 

Then there was a remarkable assortment of Easter desserts...

Then Uncle Gerald brought some large chocolate Easter bunnies for the kids and some soap bubble whistles...

Clementine "Colonel Sanders" & Alanna "Louis Armstrong"...

Meanwhile, the 2000 Zilliken Riesling was marvelous...


David & Dane discussed the current political environment in Washington D.C.

Amy had a word with Brian Weisl up in Canada...

And the kids gave me an Easter card...


Jesper shows off some electronic spaghetti.

And with that, the party revelers were pooped...

Happy Easter one and all and thanks to the FitzJensens for hosting!


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