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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Mozart Bento


This bento is made from elements of last night's Italian-inspired dinner: we enjoyed white roughy baked with fennel in a white wine, butter, and fresh thyme sauce, served with a side of asparagus. "Casarecce" pasta in a light olive oil, garlic, green pea and parsley sauce, topped with reggiano-parmesan rounded out the menu. The subtle, buttery-wine infused flavors were in tune with the wonderful Mozart-fest we enjoyed during our meal!

The upper left square contains a roughy filet decorated with a fennel frond; in the large rectangular section we have a mixed green salad, fennel with thyme, a tartlet filled with wild mushroom pâté, and pasta with peas and green peppercorns added for color and piquancy.

In the sweets section, a chocolate mousse and berry cup, blood orange slices, and a violin-playing kitty in celebration of Mozart's birthday!

21 comments:

susan said...

Beautiful tribute to Mozart! The roughy and fennel sounds heavenly. I love the cute violin playing kitty shot too. :D

bentozen said...

what a beautiful and sumptuous meal - mozart would be honored! i was expecting to see one of your cute foil-wrapped chocolates (or are they marzipan?), so the violin-playing cat was a sweet surprise! but really, a tartlet and a chocolate mousse/berry cup? this meal is a SYMPHONY for my mouth.

bentobird said...

Hi Susan,
Your comment brightened my day--thanks so much! Fish and fennel are just meant to be together!

bentobird said...

Hi Megan!
Ya know, I kind of debated about this--I mean, how much more Mozart-food specific can you get than those yummy, pistachio marzipan candies with his foil wrapped visage? But they've made so many appearances in my bentos as to suggest their own food group--so I went with this musical feline instead! Thanks for your sweet comments, they make my day!

Token (Bento-Lunch-Blog) said...

omg this looks like garden of eden!!! *_* It's so beautiful with all the greens and flowers! wow! I'm so impressed! great tribute to mozart, too! <3

Kashmirkat said...

Gorgeous bento - :drool:!

bentobird said...

Hi there Token!
Aw, so glad you enjoyed this one!!

Hiya and thanks so much for your nice comments, Tammy!

Lia Chen said...

Love each one of your details. Beauty is always in your bento, wonderful Jenn!

babykins said...

Sumptuous!! Especially want the mushroom pate tartlet. Jenn you are not only an artist but also a musician! I feel notes of Mozart with seeing this bento. Mozart would be so glad and playing piano pleasantly by now.

bentobird said...

Lia,
You are the sweetest, I am honored by your compliment and inspired by your bento art!

bentobird said...

Hello Izumi dear,
Thank you so much for this lyrical compliment! I wish we could sit down together at lunchtime and share bentos and tea! What fun that would be...

sherimiya said...

Super sumptuous and elegant. Even the tartlet + fennel are arranged to look like a violin.
Simply divine.
You always inspire Bentobird!! I'm smiling now :)

allingoodfood42 said...

First I want to say this bento reminds me of a little water garden. I love it. It givens me a sence of peace if you can get that from a bento. Thanks for sharing.

Also thank you for the award. Because you are one of the few people who has been helpful and encouraging to me I am sending the award back your way. You really deserve it.

Pick it up here: http://allingoodfood42.blogspot.com/2010/01/my-first-award.html

bentobird said...

Hi sherimiya!
Thank you for your happy, sweet comments, they made ME smile!
Have a great Thursday, dear :)

bentobird said...

Hi Marisa!
Nice to read that this bento gave you a peaceful feeling! And thanks for sharing the award, it was so fun to pass your way and learn more about you :)

tatabonita said...

Oh, you've made me wow again with this "garden" post! Hehe. Btw, Mozart must be happy with your bento hehehehe :D

bentobird said...

Hey there Tata!
Glad you liked this one!!

Gabi Greve said...

This looks sooo delcious !
And Mozart to go with it ... ein Ohrenschmaus, a feast for the ears too.

Thanks
Gabi from Japan

hapa bento said...

"Mozart and bento"...who would of "thunk". Leave it to bentobird to mix music notes with flavor notes and compose a symphany of visual pleasure.

Your bentos always look alive.

bentobird said...

Hi Gabi,
Thanks for visiting with your lovely comments. Your site is an amazing resource--thanks for that, too :)

bentobird said...

Hello hapa!
Super nice comments like yours keep me going! Thank you and I look forward to your new bento inspirations and recipes this week!