Sunday, January 6, 2008

A Dang Good Party

Last night we attended what is sure to become the mother of all dinner parties, Lauren and Larry's Second Annual Epiphany Dinner Party. I'm feeling the pull of gravity especially acutely this morning!

But holy moly, it was worth it. Lauren is an amazing cook, from the delicate pear and watercress soup to the basil intoxicated caprese salad to the savory eggplant and goat cheese timbale on a bed of lentils to the wicked rich chocolate gateau that made me ache. I could rhapsodize for a good long time! Not to mention the fact that Lauren prepared the timbales especially for Andy and me, the only non meat eaters out of the 16 people she so graciously fed last night. I also must comment on Laine's amuse bouche, which was homemade ravioli--delectable little pillows with a surprise in every bite, simply dressed in a brown butter sauce. Oh, and we even had our own personal wine expert, Tony, to guide us with our food/wine pairings and enhance our wine literacy.

What a wonderful way to usher in the new year. Lauren, you are an entertaining goddess! I salute you.

1 comment:

pnlkotula said...

MMMMMmmm Lauren's cooking. You have to say that with kind of a zombie-like quality...