Sunday, March 08, 2009

A Club is Born

Last night three couples began a food and wine journey entitled River City Supper Club. I for one am extremely excited. Our premise is to stick to three couples. The first month one couple hosts a themed meal, the second month the couple chooses a restaurant (non-chain) in which to dine, the third month the next couple hosts a themed meal, and so on.

My hubby and I hosted the inaugural meal. Our theme - Italian. Check out the menu:

March 7, 2009

Prosecco Cocktails
Prosecco + Blood Orange Juice + Limoncello

Amuse Bouche
Parsnip Ravioli + Balsamic Vinegar + Parmesan

First Course
Frisee + White Beans + Proscuitto
Prosecco Spago Nero

Second Course
Osso Buco + Celery Root and Potato Puree
2007 Molino Toscano Asso
2005 Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva

Coffee and Rum Cream + Chocolate Cookies
Illy Café

Al tavolo non s’incecchia mai.

I must admit that I thought everything was fabulous. Here is the recipe for the Prosecco Cocktail:

1 ounce blood orange juice

1/2 ounce limoncello

5 ounces Prosecco (or other white sparkling wine)

lemon slices for garnish

Pour blood orange juice in champagne flute, followed by limoncello. Top off with the sparkling wine. Add lemon slice to flute. Enjoy.

Our unofficial theme - At the table one never grows old. Hey, maybe I'm working on living forever (or pretty darn close!).

1 comment:

Mommy Gourmet said...

without a doubt, one of the best times we have hade in quite some time! Grazie!