Every year my friends and I have our own Christmas party at Deb’s house. We had it catered by Deli de San Honore which I’ve featured several times already.
For our appetizers Deb shared with us her family’s Christmas loot. They always receive the yummiest food just like this sosy caviar pie made with cream cheese with a middle layer of hard boiled eggs.
We also wiped out 2 packs of Jamón Ibérico.
Not satisfied with pre-packed Jamón Ibérico we tackled this whole leg given by a generous friend. We had a hard time securing the leg of the black footed pig (you can see the black toes in the picture) to the shackle. Good thing Deb’s staff was strong and smart and she managed to screw the pig leg in.
I posted this picture on Facebook and quickly got a message that the Jamón Ibérico was upside down.
This is the correct way of presenting the Jamón Ibérico.
Jamón Ibérico is cured ham made from black Iberian pigs that roam freely in pastures and are fed grass, herbs and acorns. The hams are cured from 12 to 48 months that’s why they are valued so highly.
As usual all the dishes we ordered from Deli de San Honore were fantastic!
I loved the topping of crispy potato strings on the mini tuna sandwiches. They made their own brioche.
Their fresh corned beef is my all-time favorite thing to order. They use only American Angus beef that’s why it’s so tender.
I hardly ever eat roast pork specially in buffets since they always look tough and dry. Deli de San Honore’s roast pork was super moist and very flavorful from the edge all the way to the inner most part.
The pasta with an unusual combination of chorizo and fresh mussels was a big hit too.
You have to try their coffee jelly. The jelly was firm and had a strong coffee flavor. I probably ate half of it.
Deb ordered more dessert from Vargas Kitchen.
The crepes samurai was heavenly!!!
After dinner we played the white elephant game. We all brought gifts we received from other people that either we didn’t like or had no use for. You know what they say, one person’s trash is another’s treasure. All items were wrapped in newspaper so the person choosing will not know what’s inside. We used 3 decks of playing cards and whoever draws a Jack, Queen, King or Ace gets to choose 1, 2, 3 or 4 gifts respectively. Jenny (in stripes) started the ball rolling by drawing an Ace.
Jenny and Deb were enjoying their early windfall.
The wrappers were then taken off and people get to ‘steal’ gifts from others. This is where the fun starts as the popular gifts get stolen and re-stolen over and over again. The popular gifts were a an original Longchamp bag and pouch and a mobile power bank. When the last card is drawn everybody gets to keep the gifts they have. My friend Pat was the most unlucky and went home with only 1 gift.
Deli de San Honore c/o Jeremy
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