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shortlist no. 17 / november 23, 2010

November 25, 2010

Any night that starts with four bottles of champagne and ends with dancing barefoot in the kitchen to Jackson Browne is, in my opinion, a good night.

Add to that thirty of my favorite people and some of my dad’s amazing cooking and you get a perfect night. A great party with great food and great people…another reminder of how lucky I am.

….echem, excuse me as I blow my nose…

Somewhere in the bubbly confusion last night I lost the actual shortlist. So bear with me as I try to recreate it below. Think of it as a glimpse of things to come. All delicious little reminders of how sweet life can be.


pre-Thanksgiving party for 30ish

trail mix

fresh bread

pita chips

stuffed grape leaves

various (5 or so) middle eastern dips

cheese board

cold cuts & salumi board

fresh mozzarella nodini with cherry tomatoes

endive cups with sour cream and smoked salmon

bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese

brie en croute (x 2) (I just drooled remembering this)


Peking duck wraps with homemade hoisin

Swedish meatballs


cinnamon merigues

peppermint oreo brownies

la bête noire (flourless chocolate cake)


(check out her bling!)



One Comment leave one →
  1. Tricia permalink
    November 26, 2010 2:16 am

    Lucky for us to be invited to your home-coming! Sorry to have left before the dancing began!

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