Some info about our Gourmet Group: We are 4 couples who enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company.
We take turns hosting in our homes. The hosts decide on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for the evening. The hosts cook most of the meal, but give at least one course (along with all the recipes) to the other couples to prepare. We love trying new recipes and ideas. So most of the time the recipes are ones we haven’t cooked before, but they don’t have to be.
~ Ciao ~
Another couple in our Gourmet Group hosted an “Festa Italiana” (Italian Feast) night back in January. Here’s a look back at our evening.
ART OF HER TABLE
Her table reflected the look of an Italiano Ristorante – classic red & white check tablecloths (table runner), and Chianti bottles dripping with wax…
Cute place card holders, with wine bottles and wine glasses, set into bunches of grapes for each place setting
A red and green floral centerpiece…
ANTIPASTI (COCKTAILS & APPETIZERS)
Artichoke, Spinach, & Prosciutto Flatbread with Spicy Honey
Pesto Cream Cheese Spread with Crackers
DINNER IS SERVED
Insalata Caesar (Caesar Salad)
We were in charge of preparing the salad.
Toasting the pine nuts…
This tasty salad included sundried tomatoes, pecorino romano grated cheese, Caesar croutons, and toasted pine nuts…
Braciole – Cheese Ravioli – Eggplant Parmesan
with Marinara Sauce
Mangiare, mangiare … (Eat, eat!)
Italian Lemon Cake
This was so delicious & refreshing , and certainly appeased my sweet tooth:)