Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

August 23rd, 2009 browsing by day


Be Fearless

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

There comes a time in every accomplished cook’s life when you hear a friend say, “we would love to invite you, but we can’t cook nearly as well as you”. Just invite me – I don’t care what you are serving, I am looking forward to our visit.

Thank goodness for fearless friends like Val and Jay. After a night of dancing to Abbey Road Live, a Beatles cover band, followed by a rousing late night Wii bowling competition, we were invited back this morning for brunch.

And what a brunch! Eggs benedict with hash browns, fresh cantalope, watermelon, blueberries and strawberries. Washed down with orange mango mimosas. Enjoyed with our friends, Rick & Denise, it was a perfect Sunday brunch. Pair that with the temps dipping into the 60Fs this August morning, and it borders on sublime.

When you feel anxiety brought on by the thought of entertaining, remember there are all kinds of ways to feed your guests. There are thousands of food purveyors on the web, and I am sure in your community. Pick up some goodies, arrange them on your pretty platters, serve a gorgeous drink and you have all the ingredients for a perfect party at your fingertips.

Get out there and entertain! And let me know here how it goes.

xoxo, Patti