Shortly before we left for our trip to Peru we had the honor of hosting a little au revoir dessert for our darling friend Katie.
Katie left for six months to study outside of Brussels. This is her second study abroad experience through Clemson University, and I am just a little jealous.
So we gathered on a Sunday night to celebrate Katie and bless her amazing travel and opportunity. I thought about attempting macarons, but decided to go with what I knew I could accomplish, so we served sugar cookies and coffee-toffee shortbread.
I pulled out the Haviland Limoges china to add a little French flair, and I’ve decided I need to use these beautiful dishes more often in the new year.
Beautiful blackberries and strawberries made a fresh counterpart to the rich, buttery cookies.
But the piece de resistance was the French cheesecake made by Katie!
Light and lemony with a sponge cake base, it was divine! Katie found the recipe on La Tartine Gourmand, a beautiful and inspiring blog.
And so, without further adieu, bon voyage, Katie!
We miss you!