Sunday, January 23, 2011
We had a wild ride creating our first dinner... re-vamping our cozy home to fit 16 extra people. We were delighted that all along our friends- new & old that would be coming- were already present at our scene, evidenced in our tiny Bellow-wear clay cups & napkins silk-screened by Moho Designs. We served a ragu-like lamb stew from Leahey Farm in Lee, and escarole with roasted hazelnuts & currants. For desert we served peaches we froze in the summer with rum & cardamom cream. We were also excited to have some locally made wine from the Ellings. We learned what worked well for us and what didn't in this test run, and have some ideas to make our dinners more participatory in the future- for our guests in the serving process, and for us actually eating dinner with them. Our next dinner will also be at our home, on February 18th. We are now accepting reservations!