Wow, where did the summer go? We were very busy getting ready for Provence and then spending July on our “facelift” (that is creating a new blog and refreshing the website). We wanted to see some of our favorite friends but before you knew it August was here. We decided the best way to enjoy seeing Betty and Nick and Joan and Marty was to throw an intimate dinner party. I did the Summer opener so Mimi signed up for the Summer closer. We came up with our menu and it was off to Wegman’s for a shopping spree.
Stuffed tri-colored mini-peppers two ways
White bean, sweet pea and mint crostini
Chilled cream of watercress soup
Watermelon, tomato and feta cheese salad
Tossed greens with balsamic vinaigrette
Tom Colicchio’s (sort of) zucchini and burrata
Giada’s (90% ) Lemon spaghetti
Gin and Juniper pork tenderloin
Simonet-Febvre 1er Cru Millesime 2010
Perrin L’Oustalet Organic Rhone
Follow the diva to our website for recipes, more photes and how to host a successful “Summer Closer”.