Hi All, We gave a dinner party gift certificate to my wife’s brother-in-law for his birthday. The idea was that we would cook and serve a dinner in their home for them and up to 8 guests, and they would pay for the food and wine. The appointed day arrived, and my wife and I, and good friend Betsy, dressed in our best “wait staff” outfits and went to prepare and serve dinner. The guests were greeted with a “Blue Bomber” cocktail - a very potent mixture of rum, brandy, blue Curacao, Mai Tai and sweet and sour mix) served on crushed ice, and topped with an edible flower. The menu: Brie fingers Lox bites Cinnamon coffee pecans and smokehouse almonds Gazpacho with croutons Crab cakes with herb sauce Watercress endive salad Chicken Wellington with creamy wine sauce Herbed wild rice pilaf Steamed broccoli and carrots The wine for the evening was a Ferrari-Carano 2002 Fume Blanc. After the guests were suitably fed, we served them bananas flambe’, Moscato d’Asti, and coffee. A wonderful experience, but I would never want to do it again – too much work! BTW: We received some feedback – several guests wanted to “hire” us for dinners in their homes. Just a thought, Dick R.
- posted 16 years ago