All in all, last night’s dinner for B’s birthday was a fabulous success. Here’s the table pre-dinner with my fancy handmade linens out for the first time:
The menu consisted of three main courses and many appetizers, sides and other goodies, the theme being Greek:
- Appetizers: white bean/sundried tomato dip with homemade pita, dolmades (storebought), apricots stuffed with almonds, stuffed olives.
- Sides: homemade olive bread, honey-lemon glazed carrots, filo-wrapped asparagus, pear & cambazola salad, rice pilaf
- Mains: Shrimp scampi, spanokopita, chicken in lemon-yogurt sauce
- Dessert: Lemon-yogurt cake with whipped cream and raspberry coulis – thanks to Jill for putting that together for us!
Basically it took all day, but it was totally worth it when all the food was out on the table and I got to bask in the appreciation of ten people who descended on the food with great fervor. Probably the best dinner party I’ve ever put together on my own (with a little last minute help from Masha)…. so I’m pretty pleased about it.
And a final shot, with food on the table: