Sometimes there are things that you just can’t pass up; a killer dinner party is one of them. Our friend, who is a financial genius by day and a chef extraordinaire by night, had wanted to experiment with some new cooking techniques and presented us with the idea of partnering an eight-course (yes 8!!) meal with wines & champagne. He would provide the food if we would host. Um, YES! We were also lucky that is wife is a wonderful photographer who loves to shoot food, especially food made by her talented hubs.
It is our belief that delicious food should be paired with a beautiful setting. Actually, doesn’t it seem that any kind of food always tastes better when you set the table nicely? We were very lucky to be able to use a family members backyard, which was in bloom, and is perfect for events. We didn’t want the table to overpower the food so we used simple white tablecloth and added a splash of color with coral napkins, gold menus, dahlias, and a rad gold candelabra.
Everything the chef prepared was inventive and absolutely delicious. We were in a food coma for a few days after the meal. Everything was amazing and the desserts were out of this world, he carbonated grapefruit (yes carbonated!!) and wrapped them in a citron vodka gelee! Here are some of the other highlights of the meal: