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

July 4th Weekend-Part One

Written by Patti on July 6th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

Isn’t it great to have an extra day off? Since Eric had Monday off we were able to squeeze in some extra fun this weekend. Friday night found us at Farm Burger in Decatur for the yummiest burgers this side of your home grill (actually, better than home burgers). Saturday we decided to go back to Dahlonega and visit our friends Doug and Sharon Paul at Three Sisters Vineyard & Winery for a special treat. We started with the wine pairings – my favorite was their Blood Mountain Red paired with Cheetos! Cheetos! Don’t you love Cheetos? Me, too.

Have No Idea How Doug & Sharon Thought This Up, But It's Great!

Three Sisters is such a fabulous getaway. Awesome wines, the quiet calm of the vineyards and my friendly, yet wildly vinocentric friends.

My Sweet Eric

Outside on the crush pad held more surprises. One was meeting the delightful Chef Dairen of Pig-N-Chips BBQ & Catering, who was formerly the yacht chef for Jimmy Buffett – don’t you just love Jimmy Buffett, especially in the summertime? Anyhoo, Chef Dairen has dreamed up the perfect portable summertime dish – a BBQ Sundae! This fun concoction is a clear cup layered with bbq beans, slaw, pulled pork, more beans, more slaw and topped with a cherry tomato! So delicious and so adorable!

Chef Dairen. Got Pork? Love The Tee.

Are You Ready For Some Sundae?

While We Waited for Sundaes, I Snapped More Photos of My Sweetie.

Nom, Nom, Nom! It's A BBQ Sundae, Y'all!

Doug and I are banding together with Chef Dairen to bring you a special Key West inspired dinner at Three Sisters for 40 folks. Please leave me a comment if you would like to make a reservation for this fun evening of conch fritters and other south Florida delights. We will be holding the dinner in September, with more details to follow.

And of course, there will be music. This day’s music was bluegrass. It paired perfectly with the bbq, the wine (Fat Boy Red-perfect for bbq) and all that bucolic scenery.

BBQ & Wine, Made Better With Bluegrass Music

A special hello to Val and Jim, our new friends from our afternoon on the Crush Pad and as always, the biggest thanks to Doug & Sharon, the most wonderful hosts ever.

xoox, Patti

Today blogging to Seals & Croft – Summer Breeze


15 Comments so far ↓

  1. Lawd! I need that BBQ Sundae in my life!

  2. Patti says:

    Good Morning, Dear Shameeka! That was some lightening quick commenting! We need to talk, soon – drinks? Coffee? You name it! xoox, P

  3. Jenniifer says:

    Patti it sounds as if you guys had a wonderful weekend! I love a good wine tasting (although Audley would prefer a liquor tasting much more). A pairing with cheetos sounds quite interesting. That BBQ sundae looks really good!

    I hope your week continues to go well!

  4. Patti says:

    Hi Jennifer! It looks as if you all had a great weekend, too!

    Happy Tuesday! xoxo, patti

  5. What a fun way to celebrate the holiday weekend! & Yes that sundae looks dee-vine!

  6. Patti says:

    Arlynn, I would love to spend an evening with you! We would have so much fun! xoxo, p

  7. Patti says:

    Paula! Hope your birthday and holiday were fabulous – just like you! xoxo, patti

  8. Eddie Ross says:

    How much fun!!!!!!!! we can’t wait to see you!!! xoxoxo

  9. Patti says:

    Eddie – 9 more days!! I mean, who’s counting…but NINE MORE DAYS!! xoxo,Patti

  10. Diane DeVore says:

    Dude! You look awesome!!

  11. chef dairen says:

    if that dont ring your bell…your clappers broke…

  12. Patti says:

    Diane – Brutal, yes?? oxoxo, P

  13. Patti says:

    Chef Dairen – you ain’t just a’whisling dixie! Yummmmmy! xox, P

  14. Christy says:

    I’m IN for that September dinner! Definitely need to squeeze in a BBQ sundae before that – how cool! Hope to see you soon. Christy

  15. Patti says:

    Christy!! Hooray!! Can’t wait to see you – soon? oxxo, p