shortlist no. 17 / november 23, 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
stuffed grape leaves
various (5 or so) middle eastern dips
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
peppermint oreo brownies
la bête noire (flourless chocolate cake)