As we bid farewell to 2012, what better way to celebrate than with an adventurous, five-course meal. Hosted by The 5chw4r7zes and prepared by The Nomeratis, my friends and I embarked on our exotic dinner filled with dishes such as wild boar, rabbit, lamb bacon, and duck eggs. Nathan provided a delicious loaf of homemade bread to start out the meal, Jeff brought two quarts of decadent ice cream, and many others provided the spirits. Everything at our table was made-from-scratch and tasted fantastic.

The evening was filled with plenty of laughs, heaping portions of savory food, and the company of some of my favorite people. There's no where I'd rather be than ringing in the new year surrounded by wonderful friends.

Laura brings out a tray of Wild Pigs in a Blanket
Jeff and Alaina contemplate the four choices of rabbit, venison, wild boar, or lamb
Wild Boar in a Blanket
Reindeer sausage.
♫ Rudolph with your nose bright, won't you guide my appetite. ♫

Poached duck eggs.
Salade Lyonnaise with lamb bacon and poached duck egg.
Wild rice risotto with peas, carrots, and exotic mushroom.
5chw4r7z carves the leg of boar with The Nomeratis.
Wild boar with sauce bordelaise, sauteed broccolini and slaw
Free range apple pie with amaretto and chocolate bourbon ice creams.
5chw4r7z and his many glasses.
Ringing in 2013.
Photo by Kristen Berry.

Happy New Year! Here's to many more whimsical adventures in 2013!