After a hiatus from the blog for a few weeks, I'm back to share the latest project I've been working on: a party! My vision: in the back yard, fairy lights, white table cloths, candles, friends, and above all, delicious food in seven courses. With lots of help from my sister, bro-in-law, husband, and friends, the loveliest of parties was most certainly accomplished. Here are some photos of the star attractions (my foodie cousin Lindsay will be proud):
Appetizer: Stuffed mushrooms with a balsamic reduction and herbed goat cheese puffs with a peach glaze.
Soup: Roasted red and yellow pepper
Risotto: Browned butter with sage -OR- pesto risotto
Salad: The $23 Heirloom Tomato Salad -OR- Spinach salad with cilantro, walnuts, and brie
Main: Lamb sliders with yogurt cilantro sauce -OR- Pot de Aubergine, served with a lima bean parmesan salad
Cheese: three different types of cheese, served with a warm rosemary-orange-cured olive salad and homemade herb crackers